MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 23,316 this week

Un samedi sur la terre (1996)

7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 58 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(scenario and dialogue), (scenario and dialogue), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Un samedi sur la terre (1996)

Un samedi sur la terre (1996) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Un samedi sur la terre.
2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Feelings (2003)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Jacques, médecin ( ), et Carole ( ), son épouse, habitent une maison en région parisienne... See full synopsis »

Director: Noémie Lvovsky
Stars: Nathalie Baye, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Isabelle Carré
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Present-day Chad. Adam, fifty-five, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up ... See full summary »

Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Stars: Youssouf Djaoro, Dioucounda Koma, Emile Abossolo M'bo
Pick Pocket (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Little pocket thief Wu never got away from the streets like his friends did. He realises that he is alone, as his old buddy doesn't invite him for his wedding. When he falls in love with a ... See full summary »

Director: Zhangke Jia
Stars: Hongwei Wang, Hao Hongjian, Zuo Baitao
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Is he the village idiot or a genius in disguise? 17 year old Noi drifts through life on a remote fjord in the north of Iceland. In winter, the fjord is cut off from the outside world, ... See full summary »

Director: Dagur Kári
Stars: Tómas Lemarquis, Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson, Elín Hansdóttir
His and Hers (1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After Carol accidentally chops off Glenn's finger in the kitchen, she decides that she is not giving it back to him until he confesses all his affairs.

Director: Hal Salwen
Stars: Liev Schreiber, Caroleen Feeney, Michael Rispoli
Kings & Queen (2004)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Parallel storylines tell the current state of affairs for two ex-lovers: Nora's a single mother who comes to care for her terminally ill father; holed in up in mental ward, Ismael, a brilliant musician, plots his escape.

Director: Arnaud Desplechin
Stars: Emmanuelle Devos, Geoffrey Carey, Thierry Bosc
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When a happily married woman discovers a love letter written by her husband to an unknown party, she enlists her dysfunctional family to discover the truth.

Director: Greg Mottola
Stars: Hope Davis, Stanley Tucci, Parker Posey
Bed & Board (1970)
Certificate: GP Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Some time after "Baisers Volés", Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Christine Darbon (Claude Jade) are married and Antoine works dying flowers, and Christine is pregnant and gives ... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut
Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Hiroko Berghauer
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In two interconnected stories Robert, a jaded middle-aged New Yorker, goes to Serbia to make quick cash by marrying someone for U.S. immigration papers. The plan goes awry when the promised... See full summary »

Director: Darko Lungulov
Stars: David Thornton, Mirjana Karanovic, Cyndi Lauper
No Man's Land I (2001)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap.

Director: Danis Tanovic
Stars: Branko Djuric, Rene Bitorajac, Filip Sovagovic
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Jean-Pierre Améris
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Marc-André Grondin, Emmanuelle Seigner
Eldorado (1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

It's summer and it's hot in Montreal, and we meet many people: Rita, the nice homeless girl, who moves to Roxan's house; Henriette, who falls in love with her neighbour, Lloyd, the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Binamé
Stars: Pascale Bussières, Robert Brouillette, James Hyndman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Claire
...
Martin
Johan Leysen ...
Franck
Kent ...
Arnaud
...
Le brigadier Morel
Silvie Laguna ...
Agathe Morel
Agathe Dronne ...
Cathy
Sandrine Cukierman ...
Chanteuse
Julian Paget ...
L'enfant au vélo
Victor Garrivier ...
Marcellin
Louise Vincent ...
Yvonne
César Chiffre ...
Mathieu
Christine Letailleur ...
Marylène
Dominique Bettenfeld ...
Bobby
Hadrien Bertrand ...
Le garçon au chien sur la plage
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

28 August 1996 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A Saturday on Earth  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pure poetry
24 December 2011 | by (Pune, India) – See all my reviews

How come some films make us so sad and yet, we appreciate the sheer beauty in them? The film 'A Saturday On Earth' is one of those serenely depressing movies. In my opinion, it is an absolute masterpiece.

Films are meant to be saga of images, at least primarily. But very few works can make images talk. In fact, the absence of saga of talking images is so pervasive a trend in modern movies that only rarely one gets to experience the taste of such a chronicle. 'A Saturday On Earth' is one of those rare and pleasant aberrations. This entire movie is a continuous journey across detached (but not independent) images; each of which, like a separate Haiku, depicts the contrast between bleak interiors and dazzlingly lit verdant green pastures of French countryside.

This movie is a veritable exhibition of filmatic restraint. Character studies, when performed from the perspective of sensitive restraint, often results into poetry. Its no wonder therefore that poetry drips from many of the scenes of this work. Delightful photography and the non-linear mode of presentation of the entire collage merely heightens this poetic appeal. From the (apparently) chaotic introductions to characters in the beginning, a story slowly emerges. From a set of trivial coincidences, the sense of coherence emerges. Thanks to deft editing, one can pick up the broken pieces of unifying thread between the frames. – As a result, in the end, the (apparently) random sequence of frames nicely form a pretty little sad story.

I reiterate, to me, this movie is a modern masterpiece.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Un samedi sur la terre (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?