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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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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

Trio pour piano et cordes Op. 120
Written by Gabriel Fauré
Performed by Le quatuor Via Nova, Jean Hubeau piano solo
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A Rewarding Experience
29 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

In early 20th century France, an impressionist painter is visited at his country estate by his grown children. This is a very low-key film where nothing much happens but where one experiences the satisfaction of having spent a Sunday afternoon in the country engaged in conversation with intelligent people. Ducreux is excellent as the patriarch nearing the end of his life who relishes the visit from his dutiful son and free-spirited daughter, but is overcome with feelings of nostalgia and perhaps regret. The cinematography is gorgeous, with images suggesting impressionist paintings. The soundtrack appropriately consists of chamber music, that of Faure.


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