One Deadly Summer

Isabelle Adjani, the greatest of them all!

Isabelle Adjani is nothing short of hypnotic, adorable, sexy and mysterious in the 1983 French film, One Deadly Summer (L’été Meurtrier). In a country village in France, Adjani dons brightly colored dresses with asymmetrical necklines, frilly skirts, floral prints with eyelet trim and kitten heels. In one scene, we catch a glimpse of her white knickers as she girlishly bends over to free a pebble from her shoe. Even while crying, she looks angelic; this is intensified in one scene by tiny white flowers in her curls. Whether she’s dancing, riding a bicycle, painting her nails or plotting revenge, Adjani is heartbreakingly beautiful.