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One Deadly Summer

Released 1984
Distributor Universal

Several years after her remarkable performance as the star-crossed Adele Hugo in Truffaut’s The Story of Adele H., Isabelle Adjani essayed yet another young woman gripped by obsession in 1983’s One Deadly Summer. The story, about an unstable femme fatale’s revenge against her mother’s attackers has a definite exploitation bent but the presence of Adjani and the score by Georges Delerue elevate the proceedings. Adjani won a César for her trouble and the film was France’s 2nd highest grossing film of the year. NSFW.

About Mark Helfrich

Mark Helfrich is a feature film editor, director, and Beatlemaniac. Among his editing credits are all the Rush Hour films, Red Dragon, X-Men: The Last Stand, Scary Movie, Action Jackson, and Predator. He directed Good Luck Chuck, episodes of Bones and Prison Break, and numerous music videos. His favorite movie is Performance, yet he’s seen The Sound of Music 100 times.