Five Days One Summer (1983) - Rotten Tomatoes

Five Days One Summer (1983)




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Based on a story by Kay Boyle, a trip to the Swiss Alps proves to be very revealing for a Scottish doctor (Sean Connery), his young female companion, and the man hired to guide them on the Alpine excursion.

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Sean Connery
as Douglas
Isabel Dean
as Kate's Mother
Gerard Buhr
as Brendel
Anna Massey
as Jennifer Pierce
Sheila Reid
as Gillian Pierce
Kathy Marothy
as Dieter's Wife
Emilie Lihou
as Old Woman
Jerry Brouwer
as Van Royen
Marc Duret
as French Student
Benoît Ferreux
as French Student
Frank Duncan
as First Hut Guardian
Robert Dietl
as Station Master
Michael Burrell
as Horse Taxi Driver
François Caron
as French Student
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Critic Reviews for Five Days One Summer

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

An attempt at an intimate personal drama that just doesn't come off.

November 1, 2007 | Full Review…

A film which creates drama more out of gesture and nuance than dialogue, and employs a lush setting which overwhelms instead of pointing up the characters' emotions.

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This isn't a movie anyone would mind, but it isn't one anyone would feel terribly touched by, either.

August 30, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/5

Everything that appears onscreen fails to elicit emotion, and the ending is gratuitous. [Full Review in Spanish]

August 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Too bad that the Oscar-winning Fred Zinnemann (From Here to Eternity) ended his career with such a disappointing period romance, one that even Sean Connery (in his post-Bond era) can't help.

January 7, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Fred Zinnemann waited 40 years to make this surprisingly lifeless film, a major disappointment from the acclaimed director.

November 1, 2007 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Five Days One Summer


Many people could accuse Fred Zinnemann's swansong as slow and dated, but I would defend this film as a stylish drama that arouses a huge variety of concealed emotions, especially for anyone who appreciates cinema as the art where images speak for themselves. indeed, Zinnemann made a touching and overlooked gem, with beautiful cinematography and superb performances.

Pierluigi Puccini
Pierluigi Puccini

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