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A French Summer

In A FRENCH SUMMER, the relationships between two families are thrown into chaos during a sizzling summer in France. Walt, the father of one family, and Marie, the mother of the other family, have been good friends for years. As their families come together to share their holiday, however, they suddenly realise that their friendship has evolved into something more. In a bid to resolve the situation as best they can, Walt and Marie come up with a series of increasingly creative plans to spark a romance between their respective partners, Lieke and Luuk.

  • Mark de Cloe
    Mannenharten, Mannenharten 2
  • Nienke Römer
  • Edvard van 't Wout
  • Fockeline Ouwerkerk
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  • Jan Kooijman
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  • Tjebbo Gerritsma
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  • Jasmine Sendar
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Zomer in Frankrijk
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    1 hour 26 minutes
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    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Mark de Cloe

Mark de Cloe studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the Maurits Binger Film Institute.

For his graduation films LUCKY STRIKE and RALENTIR he received the Grolsch film prize for the most promising talent. Mark received the NPS award for it best short film for GITANES in 1998 and for ONLY in 2004. This last film was part of the BOY MEETS GIRL STORIES, a series of 34 short films about falling in love. A new series of short films LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL came out in 2011. In 2004 he directed the dance film VALSWALS this film won the Prix d’Italia and was nominated for an International Emmy Award in 2007. In 2009 Mark directed his first feature film THE LIFE OF A DAY this one was selected for the Rome Film Festival. In 2010 the release of his second feature film SHOCKING BLUE, the film received two Golden Calf nominations. Mark’s telefilm THE STRONGEST MAN OF THE NETHERLANDS, was selected for the official selection of the 2011 Berlin Film Festival and nominated for a Crystal Bear. This film also won the Prix Europa and was nominated for an International Emmy Award 2012. In 2013, the film MEN’S HEARTS released and achieved Gold and Platinum movie status. Directed in 2015 Mark the television film RABARBER, this film won the audience award at Cinekid in 2015 and International Emmy Award 2016. In 2017, he directed SILK ROAD, this film was nominated for the Prix Europa. In 2019/2020 Mark realized the TV series THIS IS US. In 2022 he made the Dutch feature film A FRENCH SUMMER.

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