La Prima notte di quiete (1972)

aka: Indian Summer
Comedy / Drama


La Prima notte di quiete photo
Daniele Dominici takes the place of a poetry teacher at a school in Rimini. Young and handsome, Daniele soon attracts the interest of his female pupils. When his relationship with his girlfriend hits the rocks, he goes off the rails and begins an affair with one of his pupils...
© 2012

Film Review

La Prima notte di quiete is an Italian-French film comedy-drama first released in 1972, directed by Valerio Zurlini. The film is based on a story by Valerio Zurlini and stars Alain Delon, Giancarlo Giannini, Sonia Petrovna, Renato Salvatori and Alida Valli. It has also been released under the title: Indian Summer.   It is a Mondial Televisione Film production, distributed by Valoria Films. Location filming was in Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.  

Our overall rating for La Prima notte di quiete is: good - passable entertainment.

Other notable films that have been directed by Valerio Zurlini include: La Ragazza con la valigia (1961), Le Soldatesse (1965), I gabbiani d'inverno o l'inverno sull'Adriatico (1972) and Le Désert des Tartares (1976). The actor Alain Delon has also appeared in: Il Gattopardo (1963), Mélodie en sous-sol (1963), Le Clan des Siciliens (1969) and Un crime (1993).

Other comedy/drama films from Italy that you may be interested in are: Claude Chabrol's Les Bonnes femmes (1960), Ettore Scola's La Nuit de Varennes (1982), Michael Radford's Il Postino (1994), Roberto Benigni's La Vita è bella (1997) and Luis Buñuel's La Voie lactée (1969).

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