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Love in the Alps
I saw the film in a cinema, loved it and would love to see it again. The story is simple but engaging, and the cinematography is amazing--the mountains, the emotions, the freshness of the young couple and the melancholy of the aged lover. Then the unexpected twist later in the the movie--all worth seeing all over again. Please Netflix, give it to us!
Im an old climber whos been getting out in the hills for almost 30 years now. If you are a climber too, I think you will like this movie, which is about a Guide. Its filmed in Switzerland, the era is 1932, and the atmosphere is authentic. FIVE DAYS ONE SUMMER is a real climbers film. No Stallone-style bolts complete with hanger being shot into the rock with a gun no bombs, no hunting/killing scenes. To my mind, besides Joe Simpsons films, which are docu-dramas, there arent any dramatic films out there that genuinely capture the essence of what it feels like to be up high, climbing in the mountains. Anyone whos roamed the hills mountaineering can appreciate the photography and the climbing footage in Five Days One Summer. Legendary Fred Zinneman, a four-time Oscar winner whose towering films include From Here to Eternity, A Man for All Seasons, High Noon, and Julia, knew how to capture that atmosphere weve all felt either up on a ridge, or in a bivy hut. Hamish McInnis was the climbing consultant on this film. How cool is that? The story was based on Maiden, Maiden from the Book, The White Horses of Vienna and Other Stories by Kay Boyle, 1936 [Harcourt, Brace and Company New York]. Also, this was Zinnemans last film and one he waited 40 years to make, It has haunted me, he confesses. He knew it wouldnt be a blockbuster, but something he did more for himself. This movie deserves to be released on DVD.
Five Days One Summer (1982)
- James Higgins
Although it is a bit slow moving, it has rewarding aspects. The cinematography is grand, fine score and it is very well produced. It also is boosted by the presence of Sean Connery. The location shooting in Switzerland is also a plus.
someone please release this on DVD !
I saw this movie on TV years ago, and have been looking for it ever since. It was nicely done, having an interesting plot with the flashbacks. The pairing of Sean Connery with Betsy Brantley gave it a note of illicit love, yet done in a classy way. And the other story that develops on the mountain gives it an interesting twist. I will continue to watch for this to be released in English, on a DVD for U.S. customers.