"A Burning Hot Summer," was directed by Phillipe Garrel and his son, Louis starred in it with actors, Monica Bellucci, Celine Sallette, and Jerome Robart. The movie is about a couple that moves to Rome, there friends come and live with them. It's a movie about infidelity, political ideals, and social commentary.
Robart narrates the film, his character Paul is an aspiring actor, he becomes friends with Frederic (Louis Garrel) and there he moves to Rome. He finds Frederic interesting while Paul's girlfriend Elisabeth (Sallette) gets a little upset because their friendship means more than their own relationship though just to note there is no passion between them. Frederic has a control over people and that's why Paul probably thought of him as an idol in a sense. Though Frederic is the weaker of four characters but acts the strongest. He's spoiled but yet pitiful. Paul is that in-between character where you respect but some of things
Celine Sallette, the unhappy girlfriend is just kind of there, so no wonder why she was unhappy. She acted greatly but it felt she was just kind of awkwardly there, though in the film she is the outside, it does make sense.
Bellucci plays the wife of Frederic, she's an actress that where we learn more about her relationship with Frederic and it's not all sunshine and rainbows. She explains it all to Elisabeth and it's mostly because of Frederic's erratic behavior. He doesn't harm her but they both fight with using mentally abuse. Angele loved when he did everything for her but when he starts thinking for himself, she can't stand him. It's one of those bad movie romances.
The acting is great and the plot is quite simple. Most think it's quite boring but it does makes sense in the end and the actors give so much emotion that you have to keep watching. The dance scene could have been a tad shorter seemed to drag and it just kind of came up like that.
It' a dramatic film with no crime or any other elements, just a film that looks at two different relationships living under one roof. It doesn't quite satisfy all the way through but over all this movie gets a 3 1/2 stars.