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Mondays in the Sun -- In this award-winning Spanish film, a group of stevedores living in an impoverished part of Spain lose their jobs and are forced to look for work after the local dockyard closes.
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Mondays in the Sun -- This is the story of those who live in a constant Sunday, those who spend mondays under the Sun. The story of people who worked in a dockyard but now are unemployed.


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Fernando León de Aranoa (screenplay) and
Ignacio del Moral (screenplay)
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Release Date:
27 September 2002 (Spain) See more »
This film is not based on a real story. It is based on thousands.
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Javier Bardem ... Santa

Luis Tosar ... Jose
José Ángel Egido ... Lino (as José Angel Egido)
Nieve de Medina ... Ana

Enrique Villén ... Reina

Celso Bugallo ... Amador
Joaquín Climent ... Rico

Aida Folch ... Nata
Serge Riaboukine ... Serguei
Laura Domínguez ... Ángela

Pepo Oliva ... Samuel
Fernando Tejero ... Lázaro
Andrés Lima ... Abogado
Antonio Mourelos ... Juez
César Cambeiro ... Fiscal (as Cesar Cambeiro)
Antonio Durán 'Morris' ... Director Banco (as Antonio Durán Morris)
Luis Zahera ... Administrativo Astillero (as Luis Castro)
Luisa Martínez ... Funcionaria INEM (as Maria Luisa Martínez)
Casilda García ... Dueña Pensión
Mónica García ... Mónica
Luisa Merelas ... Mujer Lino
Pablo de la Fuente ... Hijo Lino
Belén López ... Hija Lino
Denis Gómez ... Empleado Trasbordador
Miguel Borines ... Encargado Conservera
Lois Soaxe ... Compañero Conservera (as Lois Seaxe)
Isabel Cerviño ... Secretaria Judicial
Pablo Vázquez ... Niño del chalet
Talco ... Bizco
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jesús Vázquez ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Fernando León de Aranoa 
Writing credits
Fernando León de Aranoa (screenplay) and
Ignacio del Moral (screenplay)

Produced by
Andrea Occhipinti .... co-producer
Elías Querejeta .... producer
Jaume Roures .... producer
Jérôme Vidal .... co-producer (as Jerome Vidal)
Original Music by
Lucio Godoy 
Cinematography by
Alfredo Mayo 
Film Editing by
Nacho Ruiz Capillas 
Casting by
Luis San Narciso 
Production Design by
Julio Esteban 
Costume Design by
Maiki Marín 
Makeup Department
Eva Fontenla .... assistant makeup artist (as Eva L. Fontenla)
Manolo García .... make-up and hair
Carlos Hernández .... make-up and hair
Production Management
Gregorio Hebrero .... unit production manager
Alexandre Isidoro .... post-production manager: France
Primitivo Álvaro .... production manager (as Primitivo Alvaro)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
José Ángel Cabañas .... second assistant director
Samuel del Moral .... dga trainee
Marta Larralde .... second second assistant director
Antonio Ordóñez .... assistant director
José Manuel Quiroga .... third assistant director
Xavier Souto .... dga trainee (as Xavier López Souto)
Art Department
Virgilio Esteban .... property master
Alexandra Fernández .... assistant decorator (as Alejandra Fernández)
Miguel Fernández .... props
Pablo González Teijeiro .... painter
José Herrero Güénaga .... construction coordinator
José Antonio Perozo .... art assistant (as Xose Antón Perozo)
Luis Pombo .... carpenter
Octavio Pérez Pimentel .... second assistant decorator
Juan Luis Rodríguez .... assistant property master
Jorge Santalla .... art assistant
José Tojo 'Tojete' .... painter (as José Tojo López)
Sound Department
Polo Aledo .... sound
Susana Benito .... assistant sound mixer
Alfonso Conceiro .... sound assistant
Enrique Domínguez .... assistant sound mixer
Patrick Ghislain .... sound effects editor
Pierre Lorrain .... sound
Alfonso Raposo .... sound mixer
Maite Rivera .... dialogue editor
Pierre Tucat .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Ricardo Spencer .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Ricardo G. Elipe .... visual effects supervisor
Óscar Perea Marcos .... visual effects operator (as Oscar Perea Marcos)
Jesús de Matos Zambrano .... visual effects operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jordi Abusada .... second operator
Olga Carretero .... still photographer
Juan Carrión .... electrician
Javier Casado .... electrician
Alberto Díaz Blanco .... electrician
Antonio Fernández Santamaría .... key grip (as Antonio F. Santamaría)
Daniel Fernández .... second assistant camera
José Antonio Fernández .... gaffer
Ricardo Llovo .... video assist
Vicente Martín .... still photographer
Emilio Martínez-Borso .... camera trainee
David Melero .... electrician
Santiago Zuazo .... assistant camera
Jesús Fernández Santa .... electrician (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carmen Casal .... costume assistant
Graciela Rubio .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
María José Almela .... assistant editor
Carolina Martínez Urbina .... positive assembler (as Carolina Martínez)
María Jesús Sánchez .... negative cutter
Music Department
Bibiana Bergia .... musical advisor
José Luis Crespo .... music mixer
Lucía Cárdenas .... music licensing (as Lucía Cárdenes)
Héctor García .... assistant music mixer
Lucio Godoy .... musician: guitar
Federico Lechner .... musician: piano
Ara Malikian .... musician: viola
Pablo Pimentel .... assistant music mixer
José Antonio Romero .... musician: electric guitar
José San Martín .... musician: percussion
Juan San Martín .... musician: bass
Transportation Department
Sergio Cozar Gil .... driver: production car (as Sergio Gil)
Emilio Ruiz .... driver: production car
Other crew
Mireille Andriampahita-Ranaïvo .... production assistant: France (as Mireille Andriamplahita-Ranaivo)
Beatriz Arribe .... production assistant
María Jesús Canales .... accountant
Rafael Casado .... dog handler
Carmen de Miguel .... production coordinator: Galicia
Norma Fernández Gómez .... production secretary (as Norma Fernández)
José Luis Gago .... production assistant
Sergio Gil Alonso .... production assistant
Elena Gil Nagel .... script supervisor (as Elena Gil-Nagel Rein)
María Victoria Hebrero .... production coordinator (as Marivi Hebrero)
Mar Ilundain .... production secretary
Belén Laguna .... production accountant
José Luis López .... production accountant
Cruz Novillo .... publicist
Alberto Pereira .... promotion
José Manuel Peñafiel .... payroll
Isabel Rodríguez .... press attache: Encanto
Juan de Dios Serrano .... administrative director
Javier Hugo Ercilla Stagnaro .... production assistant (as Javier Ercilla)
Alberto Tomé .... second production assistant
María L. Viéitez .... production assistant (as María L. Vieitez)
Antonio Giménez .... marketing (uncredited)
Germán Sela .... marketing coordinator (uncredited)
Francisco Sánchez Ortiz .... marketing director (uncredited)
Sergio Aguero .... very special thanks (as Sergio Agüero)
Yolanda Aguiar Castro .... thanks
Gusa Alonso-Pimentel .... thanks (as Gusa Pimentel)
Carlos Asorey .... very special thanks
Manuel Camacho .... very special thanks (as Manolo Camacho)
Jesús Fernández Iglesias .... thanks
Cirenia Lamela .... very special thanks
Ángel Luis Lara .... very special thanks
Javier Liñán .... very special thanks
Patricia de Muns .... very special thanks
Guadalupe Murillo Solís .... thanks
José María Olaizola .... very special thanks (as José Mari Olaizola)
Cristina Palés .... very special thanks
Rolando Pardo .... very special thanks
Claudio Rodríguez .... very special thanks
Lola Salvador .... very special thanks
Roberto Santiago .... very special thanks
Pablo Sanz .... very special thanks
Javier Tamarit .... very special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Los lunes al sol" - Spain (original title)
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Rated R for language
113 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Chile:14 | Finland:K-11 | Germany:6 | Ireland:15A | Norway:11 | Singapore:NC-16 | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 (DVD rating) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Zurich) | UK:15 | USA:R

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A realistic movie and at the same time outstanding, 8 March 2006
Author: finitodistampare from Spain

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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