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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
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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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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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Still potent, 40 years later
26 December 2002 | by (Thousand Oaks, CA) – See all my reviews

A remarkable film with an astonishing capacity to touch your heart and open your mind. A refreshingly original story that doesn't lapse into exploiting potentially "adult" themes.

Hardy Kruger succeeds in taking you with his character into his child like view of the world (caused by shell shock in Indochine). Patricia Gozzi is a rare child actress whose performance is completely free of the usual self-conscious effort found in recent films. Entire cast is strong.

The black and white cinematography is amongst the best I've ever seen. The camera seems remarkably aware of textures and temperatures. Some images are reminiscent of Ansel Adams' silver gelatin prints. Don't miss any opportunity to see this rare gem of a film. The characters, stories and images will follow you for a long, long time. It will make you wish that Director Serge Bourguignon had a much longer filmography.


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