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Un dimanche à la campagne (1984)

G | | Drama | 11 April 1984 (France)
In France, before WWI. As every Sunday, an old painter living in the country is visited by his son Gonzague, coming with his wife and his three children. Then his daugther Irene arrives. ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »
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Monsieur Ladmiral
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Gonzague
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Irène (as Sabine Azema)
Geneviève Mnich ...
Marie-Thérèse (as Genevieve Mnich)
Monique Chaumette ...
Mercédès
Thomas Duval ...
Emile
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Lucien
Katia Wostrikoff ...
Mireille
Claude Winter ...
Madame Ladmiral
Jean-Roger Milo ...
Fisherman (Le pêcheur)
Pascale Vignal ...
A servant (La serveuse)
Jacques Poitrenaud ...
Hector (Patron guinguette)
Valentine Suard ...
Little girl (La petite fille 1)
Erika Faivre ...
Little girl (La petite fille 2)
Marc Perrone ...
Accordionist (L'accordéoniste)
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In France, before WWI. As every Sunday, an old painter living in the country is visited by his son Gonzague, coming with his wife and his three children. Then his daugther Irene arrives. She is always in a hurry, she lives alone and does not come so often... An intimist chronicle in which what is not shown, what is guessed, is more important than how it looks, dealing with what each character expects of life. Written by Yepok

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A Sunday in the Country  »

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1.66 : 1
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The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list. See more »

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Irene's flower in her bodice disappears and then reappears. See more »


Soundtracks

Quatuor pour piano et cores Op. 121
Written by Gabriel Fauré
Performed by Le quatuor Via Nova, Jean Hubeau piano solo
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A puzzling but pleasant film with a long aftertaste
7 August 2000 | by (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I saw this film sixteen years ago, at a time when I did not see many 'filmhouse' movies yet. It made a strong impression on me, I wasn't used to so many 'open spaces' in films, which spectators have to fill according to their own ideas. Later I understood that once you start filling these 'holes' with pieces of yourself, the film becomes much more personal.

From time to time I think back to this film, like I did just now when I looked it up in the IMDB. Its storytelling, or rather story-hinting, is apparently so strong that even after sixteen years I am looking for some answers to the questions that the film raises.

In short: go see it.


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