Un été à Saint-Tropez (1983)

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This is David Hamilton doing what he does best – filming a bevy of beautiful pubescent girls in romantic settings. In fact this is more like an extended music video as the soundtrack is quite excellent. The piece-de-resistance was working without any discernible dialogue and creating a dream-scape of girls on vacation in the south of France, most of the time wearing very flimsy outfits, or often, nothing at all.

There is very little story line, just a few hints at Hamilton’s well-trodden themes of coming-of-age/rites of passage, with some very touching gentle lesbian moments, and teen girls just being allowed to be teen girls.

Date: September 26, 2020