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Mondays in the Sun (2002)
"Los lunes al sol" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  27 September 2002 (Spain)
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This is the story of those who live as if every day was a constant Sunday, those who spend their Mondays in the sun. The story of people who worked in a dockyard but are now unemployed.

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Santa
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Jose
José Ángel Egido ...
Lino (as José Angel Egido)
Nieve de Medina ...
Ana
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Celso Bugallo ...
Amador
Joaquín Climent ...
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Serge Riaboukine ...
Serguei
Laura Domínguez ...
Ángela
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Samuel
Fernando Tejero ...
Lázaro
Andrés Lima ...
Abogado
Antonio Mourelos ...
Juez
César Cambeiro ...
Fiscal (as Cesar Cambeiro)
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Storyline

2001: men without jobs, in the port city of Vigo. Six men worked in a shipyard, now shuttered. They pass the time at La Naval, a bar opened by one of them after the yard closed. They face their futures in makeshift ways: Rico has his bar and a sharp 15-year-old daughter, Reina has become a watchman and a moralizer, Lino fills out job applications, Amador drinks heavily and talks of his wife's return; José is married to Ana, who works at a cannery and tires of being the breadwinner amidst José's emasculated moodiness; Santa, the group's conscience and troublemaker, occasionally fantasizes about Australia. In truth, all are joined like Siamese twins, adrift. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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27 September 2002 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Defteres me liakada  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$416,867 (Spain) (6 December 2002)

Gross:

$146,402 (USA) (29 August 2003)
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an impressive movie...
6 March 2004 | by (Adana, Turkey) – See all my reviews

I watch 'Mondays in the sun' last night and it impressed me really... Sorry guys but I usually prefer European-especially Mediterranean ones- movies much more than Hollywood productions... Like some of the others, there is a simple story there but very sincere and sensitive, that makes you feel deep inside...After watching any movie, I would like to feel the taste for some days...Sometimes you can easily forget what you have watched in several hours, but those kind of movies makes me feel something warm deep inside even it's dramatic athmosphere... Also the soundtrack is wonderful... For me it is a five-star production... Thanks so much for all who made it... (A+)


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