Summer in the Forest

Summer in the Forest

Like countless others, Philippe, Michel, Andre and Patrick were labeled 'idiots', locked away and forgotten in violent asylums, until the 1960s, when the young philosopher Jean Vanier took a stand and secured their release - the first time in history that anyone had beaten the system. Together they created L'Arche, a commune at the edge of a beautiful forest near Paris. A quiet revolution was born. Now in his 80s, still at L'Arche and revered by some as a living saint, Jean has discovered something that most of us have forgotten - what it is to be human, to be foolish, and to be happy. SUMMER IN THE FOREST invite us to abandon the rat race and forge new friendships. Amid the ancient trees, Philippe, Patrick, Jean and the others welcome us into their lives. If there are rules to break, they will be broken. And if there is a truth to be told, they will tell it. Michel reveals his war-torn past, Andre is desperate for a date, and young David will prove himself a hero in the fight against the forces of evil.

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Running Time
1 hours 48 minutes
Randall Wright
UK, France, Palestine
Other Titles
The Idiots
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Summer in the Forest» (52)

Joseph avatar

Very enjoyable movie to watch. I would watch it again.

Doris avatar

Very good movie. I would watch it again.

Ralph R. avatar
Ralph R.

Good movie, good plot. Highly recommended!

Sean Wade avatar
Sean Wade

I'm pretty grateful to the makers of the film because The Idiots was surprising and amazing!

Victoria Wells avatar
Victoria Wells

This was a very entertaining Documentary movie. Definitely would recommend!

Martha avatar

I thought this movie was very cool. I watch it again and again!

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Alice Simmons

New creation of Randall Wright. His films are waiting with a special look, because it offers something that every day, unfortunately, less and less can be found in the world of mass cinema - an interesting spectacle, filled with meaning, ideas and emotions.

Gary avatar

the best movie I've seen this year. I love it.

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Mark Lopez

Don’t start the movie expecting to be disappointed or to be blown away, instead just watch it and take it for what it is. I really enjoyed this movie it was a little different and a lot of fun.

Samuel R. avatar
Samuel R.

Enjoyed the writing and the acting. I thought the characters were well rounded.

Kathy D. avatar
Kathy D.

really good enjoyed very much

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Johnny Jacobs

Watched with mouth open. Randall Wright you are genius! Very Powerful Movie...