Sunday Afternoon (1966)

Domingo à Tarde (original title)
Reflections on life and death through the eyes of a medicine doctor, researcher on blood deseases, under the anguish of consulting a terminally ill young woman.


António de Macedo


Fernando Namora (novel), António de Macedo (adaptation)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabel de Castro ... Clarisse
Ruy de Carvalho Ruy de Carvalho ... Jorge (as Rui de Carvalho)
Isabel Ruth Isabel Ruth ... Lúcia
Alexandre Passos Alexandre Passos ... Inmate
Constança Navarro Constança Navarro ... Old Woman at the Well
Cremilda Gil Cremilda Gil ... Nurse
Edith Sarah Edith Sarah
Fernanda Esmeralda Fernanda Esmeralda ... (as Esmeralda Farkas)
Fernanda Borsatti Fernanda Borsatti ... Maria Armanda
Fernanda de Figueiredo Fernanda de Figueiredo ... (as Fernanda Figueiredo)
Frederico Berna Frederico Berna ... Priest
Gomes de Sousa Gomes de Sousa ... Sexton
Grece de Castro Grece de Castro
Ruy de Matos Ruy de Matos ... Inmate
Judite Dorisini Judite Dorisini


Life is no bed of roses for Jorge. Agreed, he has a privileged social status: not only is he a doctor but he is the head of the Hematology department at the Portuguese Institute of Oncology. But oncology means cancer and cancer is too often synonymous with death. Life is all the more bitter as Jorge once fell in love with one of his patients, Clarisse, who had been diagnosed with advanced leukemia. Clarisse and Jorge had experienced a brief period of happiness, but with a sword of Damocles hanging over it. Unfortunately Death won the game: Clarisse died despite Jorge's efforts. And now, disillusioned and depressed, he goes on with his work, aware that he will never be able to vanquish the Grim Reaper. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

13 April 1966 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Dimanche après-midi See more »

Filming Locations:

Lisbon, Portugal See more »


Box Office


PTE800,000 (estimated)
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Color (one scene)| Black and White

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1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Prémio "Plateia": Melhor Realizador (António de Macedo; Melhor Actor (Ruy de Carvalho; and Melhor Actriz (Isabel de Castro (1966). Prize attributed yearly by the popular vote of readers of the magazine "Plateia", published since 1951. See more »


Composed and Performed by Quinteto Academico
Piano by Daniel Alves Gouveia
Sax by Jose Manuel Fonseca
Viola by 'Mario Assis Ferreira'
Bass by Alexandre Barreto
Drum by Fernando Mendes
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