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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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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 ...
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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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The great Studio Criterion has launched in USA a blu-ray of this beautiful movie in pristine edition, on the comments the Actor who played Pierre and tha actress who Played Francoise/Cybelle talk about how they got in the film production and the relationship with director and other crew. See more »

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Against the prejudice and human brutality!
19 February 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the most beautiful cinematic statements against human small-minded prejudiced brutality. Beautifully shot in very crisp black and white. The imagery will definitely remain lodged in viewer's head for ever. It's a triumph of loving kindness and friendship over prejudice and hatred that indeed know no borders and are more or less alike anywhere on this planet. Sad News From A Strange Planet? I can't remember exactly but that was the title of a chillingly brilliant Herman Hesse story. It stems from the same universal human wound: the sadness of what we do and very frequently are as opposed to what we should and could have been in our starry essence.

The France was never more melancholy, never more beautiful. I mourn her loss and I mourn the loss of films that would evoke as much humane and poetic feeling.


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