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Monday Morning (2002)

Lundi matin (original title)
A story told quietly of Vincent a welder at a large and seemingly toxic plant along the Rhône, living in a village with his sons, wife, and mother, saying little to each other. Vincent ... See full summary »

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Jacques Bidou ...
Vincent
Anne Kravz-Tarnavsky ...
La femme de Vincent
Narda Blanchet ...
La mère de Vincent
Radslav Kinski ...
Le père de Vincent
Dato Tarielachvili ...
Nicolas, l'aîné de Vincent (as Dato Tarielashvili-Iosseliani)
Adrien Pachod ...
Gaston, le cadet de Vincent
Pascal Chanal ...
Michel, le voisin
Myriam Laidouni-Denis ...
La femme de Michel
Laura-Kay Monnet ...
La fille de Michel
Nicolas Ponthus ...
Le fils de Michel
Pierre Tricaud ...
Le père de Michel
Armand Chagot ...
Le frère de Michel
Vincent Douhadji ...
Le fermier
Anne-Jacqueline Bousch ...
La bonne
Anna Lamour-Flori ...
L'amie de Nicolas
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A story told quietly of Vincent a welder at a large and seemingly toxic plant along the Rhône, living in a village with his sons, wife, and mother, saying little to each other. Vincent paints; some of what he sees is artifice. The sounds are of trains, boats, factory horns, and people singing. Men watch women, sometimes priests join in the looking, sometimes not. A crocodile appears in a garden. With money his father gives him, Vincent takes a journey to Venice. He sees the city from a roof top, the view is a gift from a friend. One of his sons hang-glides with a girl friend. Vincent comes home to go back to work. What is it to taste wine and to be alive? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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20 February 2002 (France)  »

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Yawn ...
25 February 2003 | by (Portland OR USA) – See all my reviews

The cinematography is very nice, with vivid shots of Venice and the french countryside, and the characters have the potential to be quite interesting. But the characters are about 80% developed to the point where we'd really care about them, and the whole thing doesn't tie together very well. Plus the pace is maddeningly slow. Message to the director: We get the point! It's hard for me to hate this film, but I can't rave about it either.


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