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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)
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Ana
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Celso Bugallo ...
Amador
Joaquín Climent ...
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Serge Riaboukine ...
Serguei
Laura Domínguez ...
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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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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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$146,402 (USA) (29 August 2003)
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Santa: What day is today?
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Tema de amor
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the essence of so many sad lives
28 November 2005 | by (Essen) – See all my reviews

How do you imagine the life of an unemployed without family, possession or future? Dull is certainly one of the answers, but this movie does the utmost of this basic story! It's a great achievement to tell something so boring without becoming itself dull and boring. At some points it is even funny and every minute is well done. Really intelligent script with great actors. Especially the actor of Santos! By far the best way to get a glimpse of a life nobody wants to have. It isn't a movie for everybody, because it isn't an easy popcorn movie. The presence of your mind is required but you will be certainly rewarded with an insight that you'll hopefully never experience.


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