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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Laura Domínguez ...
Fernando Tejero ...
Andrés Lima ...
Antonio Mourelos ...
César Cambeiro ...
Fiscal (as Cesar Cambeiro)


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 <>

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This film is not based on a real story. It is based on thousands.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 September 2002 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Defteres me liakada  »

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Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$146,402 (USA) (29 August 2003)

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A realistic movie and at the same time outstanding
8 March 2006 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

I give this movie 10 points . The director Fernando de Aranoa investigated and talked with the unemployed people he will later portrayed in his movie. I mean the stories he's telling are for real. The performances by all the actors are magical . Bardem , of course, but all the cast is at the same level . The dialogues are so well written , never sound contrived . One thing it's clear , this movie don't leave you untouched. Fortunately Fernando de Aranoa is always improving as his latest movie "Princesas " shows . Don't miss "Los lunes al sol " it will be worth your time to watch the cast's performance .This movie won several Goyas ( Spanish academy awards ) Very moving picture

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