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Sundays and Cybele (1962)
"Les dimanches de Ville d'Avray" (original title)

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After killing a child on a routine bombing mission in Vietnam, Pierre suffers from delayed stress and partial amnesia. Returning to France, he lives like a vegetable until he meets a young ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Pierre
Nicole Courcel ...
Madeleine
Patricia Gozzi ...
Françoise / Cybèle
Daniel Ivernel ...
Carlos
André Oumansky ...
Bernard
Anne-Marie Coffinet ...
Françoise II
René Clermont ...
Le facteur
Malka Ribowska ...
La voyante (as Malka Ribovska)
Michel de Ré ...
Fiacre
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
France Anglade ...
Lulu
Florence Blot
Paul Bonifas
Serge Bourguignon ...
Le cavalier
Alain Bouvette ...
L'employé de gare
Renée Duchateau ...
L'épicière
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After killing a child on a routine bombing mission in Vietnam, Pierre suffers from delayed stress and partial amnesia. Returning to France, he lives like a vegetable until he meets a young girl who has been dumped by her father at a boarding school. Posing as her father, Pierre contrives to meet the girl every Sunday, to play with her and perhaps recover his memory. The innocent friendship is misread by nearly everyone, even people who know Pierre well. A classic of old French art films. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@intersource.com>

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I would go into a burning building to save this rare masterpiece.
25 March 2006 | by (United States BOULDER COUNTY COLORADO) – See all my reviews

Just remembered the title: "Sunday and Cybel".

This film had a major haunting impact upon my life.(Boston 1962)

What a beautiful story and "Sunday and Cybel" needs to be preserved on DVD.

The childlike trust, and human bond that develops between two "wounded human beings" without a hint of inappropriate sexuality, needs to be seen again and again.

I was deeply pleased, that others have found this film as lovely as I did. It warms my heart to see others recognize such tender humanity between a child and an adult.

"David and Lisa" has a similar sense of love between damaged Souls, out of darkness into the light of emotional "healing".

Being a family psychotherapist, only restores my faith in the psyche to find love in a cruel world of distrusting authorities who only know how to kill flies with hammers, and destroy people they do not understand.

Bravo to the perfect cast, direct and writers, with brilliant cinematographer, to enrich the story into a rare masterpiece. VSS


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