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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Barkus ...
Andy
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Ray
Bahman Soltani ...
Abram
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Selwyn (as Willis Burks)
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Joe Subalowsky (as Joe Sirola)
Henry Hayward ...
Sam
Kevin Thigpen ...
David
Chen Tsun Kit ...
Himself
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Madeleine Vesey
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Ben Vesey
Yeon Joo Kim ...
Suky Vesey
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Judy, Madeleine's Friend
Spencer Patterson ...
Johnny O
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Scottie Elster
Jimmy Broadway ...
Himself
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This film concerns two mysterious characters who meet on a Sunday in Queens. Madeleine the most unsettling creature of that name since "Vertigo" is a middle-aged, moderately successful actress. Oliver/Matthew is either a homeless man or a famous film director or both. Madeleine hails him on the street as the latter, launching a bizarre chain of events that includes a conversation in a diner, a very unromantic sexual encounter, the arrival of Madeleine's odd husband and unsuspecting daughter, and a child's birthday party. The film also compassionately tracks the daily rounds of Oliver/Matthew's fellow denizens of the homeless shelter, some of whom will be recognizable to New York audiences. Written by Remy <rholzer@ammi.org>

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Drama | Romance

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22 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amantes de domingo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,682 (USA) (22 August 1997)

Gross:

$6,100,000 (USA)
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Quotes

Oliver: No work, no hope for work, like every day's Sunday.
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Crazy Credits

Jerome Williams for "daily good cheer" Catherine Ramsey as "best girl" David Lerner (III) for "somewhat stills" See more »

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Soundtracks

Freylekh
(from "Chansons Yiddish: Tendresse et rage")
Performed by Moshe Leiser, Ami Flammer & Gérard Barreaux
Courtesy of Ocera/Radio France/Harmonia Mendi
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Every Day is Silent and Grey
13 April 1999 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

Sunday (1997) is a beautiful film about a lost day in the lives of two lost people. It is also about their attempts to locate themselves and connect to each other. It is complicated, sad, haunted, angry, hopeful, sweet, awkward, mysterious, confusing, gritty, and ultimately quite everyday and ordinary. Something tremendous is happening in this film, and this something is poetry.


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