Rent The Green Ray (1986)

3.8 of 5 from 91 ratings
1h 34min
Rent The Green Ray (aka Le Rayon Vert / Summer) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Delphine's travelling companion cancels two weeks before her holiday, so Delphine (Marie Rivière), a Parisian secretary, is at a loose end. She doesn't want to travel by herself, but has no means boyfriend and seems unable to meet new people. A friend takes her to Cerbourg; after a few days there, the weepy and self pitying Delphine goes back to Paris. She tries the Alps, but returns the same day. Next, it's the beach; once there, she chats with an outgoing Swede, a party girl, and a friendship seems to bud; then suddenly, Delphine bolts, heading back to Paris. On her way, a young man catches her eye; perhaps a sunset and the sun's green ray await.
Actors:
, , , Amira Chemakhi, Sylvie Richez, Basile Gervaise, Virginie Gervaise, , Dominique Rivière, Claude Jullien, Alaric Jullien, Laetitia Riviere, Isabelle Rivière, , , Marcello Pezzutto, , Eric Hamm, Gérard Quéré, Julie Quéré
Directors:
Producers:
Margaret Ménégoz
Writers:
Marie Rivière, Eric Rohmer
Aka:
Le Rayon Vert / Summer
Studio:
Arrow Films
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Romance
Countries:
France, Classics, Drama, Romance
Awards:

1986 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion

BBFC:
Release Date:
26/01/2004
Run Time:
94 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Radio interview: Eric Rohmer on 'Le rayon vert'
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/12/2017
Run Time:
95 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Introduction by Eric Rohmer
  • Brand-new appreciation of Rohmer by filmmaker and actor Richard Ayoade, recorded exclusively for this release
  • Archive interview with Marie Riviere
  • Trailer
  • Newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin

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Reviews (1) of The Green Ray

Decent but not Rohmer's best - The Green Ray review by MN

Spoiler Alert
10/07/2020

I came to this film directly from Pauline A La Plage which I'd loved and had heard this was even better, so maybe I was setting myself up for disappointment. Delphine's summer plans fall through and instead she spends her summer travelling from place to place unable to make meaningful connections with the people she encounters. In the end, the film heads for a final moment of meaning which feels a bit too telegraphed. Not bad but it felt a touch laboured to me.

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