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

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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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Serguei
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Ángela
Pepo Oliva ...
Samuel
Fernando Tejero ...
Lázaro
Andrés Lima ...
Abogado
Antonio Mourelos ...
Juez
César Cambeiro ...
Fiscal (as Cesar Cambeiro)
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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:

$22,401 (USA) (25 July 2003)

Gross:

$146,402 (USA) (29 August 2003)
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Ni tú ni nadie
Written by Nacho Canut (as Ignacio Canut) and Carlos García Berlanga (as Carlos Berlanga)
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31 May 2007 | by (Brunico, Italy) – See all my reviews

Two movies, one topic. I have watched "The pursuit of happiness" first and "Los lunes al sol" (http://www.IMDb.com/title/tt0319769/) a couple of days later. Both movies have the same rating on IMDb.com and this is frankly not the case. "The pursuit of happiness" is a remix of the "one in a million" idea: one guy against all odds, facing the worst situation, makes it. I know this is a true story, but the story of *just one* who "makes it" (which can be compared to a lottery win - because how *many* people are out there trying?) may lead to the illusion that - as long as you "want" - you *can* make it. Sort of "hang on" movie. "Los lunes al sol" instead shows you what happens to the rest - to the non - Chris Gardeners of this world and is much more realistic. The fact that "The pursuit of happiness" was nominated for an Oscar confirms that we are encouraged to watch movies which consider the fate of one, not of manys. Absurd. "Los lunes al sol" is a must see.


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