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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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Santa
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Jose
José Ángel Egido ...
Lino (as José Angel Egido)
Nieve de Medina ...
Ana
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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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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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This film is not based on a real story. It is based on thousands.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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27 September 2002 (Spain)  »

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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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Dueña Pensión: Have you done anything wrong?
Santa: No, not yet. But don't worry, I'll let you know.
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References Cheers (1982) See more »

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Ni tú ni nadie
Written by Nacho Canut (as Ignacio Canut) and Carlos García Berlanga (as Carlos Berlanga)
Performed by Aida Folch
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A Bitter and Sad Worldwide Contemporary Story, With Magnificent Performances
2 November 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In an industrial city in Spain, five unemployed middle-aged friends daily meet in a bar, whose owner was also a former employee of the local shipyard, for drinking and small talk. Santa (Javier Barden) is their rebel leader, who dreams to move to Australia, and is being sued by the owner of the shipyard for breaking a 8,000 pesetas light. The insecure José (Luis Tosar) feels inferiority complex of his wife Ana (Nieve the Medina), who is supporting their home with a temporary work in a tuna can factory. Paulino (José Ángel Egido) is permanently trying to find a job through unsuccessful applications. The Russian Serguei (Serge Riaboukine) studied in Soviet Union to be an astronaut and seems to accept his life status. The depressed Amador (Celso Bugallo) misses his wife, who left him some time ago. For all of them, each jobless idle day looks like a Sunday.

"Los Lunes al Sol" is a bitter and sad worldwide contemporary story, with magnificent performances. I am marine engineer and Rio de Janeiro is the greatest Brazilian pole of naval construction. In the 80's and 90's, I saw many people of this sector, including friends and colleagues, losing their jobs and many of them changing their professions with the crisis in this sector. This type of situation happened in many other economical sectors, and Brazil has presently about a ten percent unemployment rate. I feel very sorrow for those who lost their jobs, and the large number of street vendors and slums in my hometown, associated to very low wages, reflect our present situation. The universe of Santa and his friends may be extended too to many other countries and sectors of the economy, therefore it is very easy to sympathize and understand the drama of the characters. This impressive film is also very well directed and watching it is a worthwhile experience, mainly for the younger generations. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Segunda-Feira ao Sol" ("Monday in the Sun")


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