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Sunday (1997)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 22 August 1997 (USA)
This film concerns two mysterious characters who meet on a Sunday in Queens. Madeleine the most unsettling creature of that name since "Vertigo" is a middle-aged, moderately successful ... See full summary »

Director:

Jonathan Nossiter

Writers:

James Lasdun (screenplay), James Lasdun (story "Ate, Memos or the Miracle") | 1 more credit »
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7 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Barkus Arnold Barkus ... Andy
Jared Harris ... Ray
Bahman Soltani Bahman Soltani ... Abram
Willis Burks II ... Selwyn (as Willis Burks)
Joseph Sirola ... Joe Subalowsky (as Joe Sirola)
Henry Hayward Henry Hayward ... Sam
Kevin Thigpen Kevin Thigpen ... David
Chen Tsun Kit Chen Tsun Kit ... Self
Lisa Harrow ... Madeleine Vesey
Larry Pine ... Ben Vesey
Yeon Joo Kim Yeon Joo Kim ... Suky Vesey
Fran Capo ... Judy, Madeleine's Friend
Spencer Patterson Spencer Patterson ... Johnny O
Joe Grifasi ... Scottie Elster
Jimmy Broadway Jimmy Broadway ... Self
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Storyline

This film concerns two mysterious characters who meet on a Sunday in Queens. Madeleine the most unsettling creature of that name since "Vertigo" is a middle-aged, moderately successful actress. Oliver/Matthew is either a homeless man or a famous film director or both. Madeleine hails him on the street as the latter, launching a bizarre chain of events that includes a conversation in a diner, a very unromantic sexual encounter, the arrival of Madeleine's odd husband and unsuspecting daughter, and a child's birthday party. The film also compassionately tracks the daily rounds of Oliver/Matthew's fellow denizens of the homeless shelter, some of whom will be recognizable to New York audiences. Written by Remy <rholzer@ammi.org>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Quotes

Oliver: No work, no hope for work, like every day's Sunday.
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Crazy Credits

Jerome Williams for "daily good cheer" Catherine Ramsey as "best girl" David Lerner (III) for "somewhat stills" See more »


Soundtracks

Piano Sonata No. 20 in A Major, D.959
Written by Franz Schubert
Performed by Arthur Schnabel
Courtesy of EMI Classics/Phonographic Performance, Ltd.
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Simple, elegant
12 November 2002 | by morjimSee all my reviews

A delight in a world where "if you don't know what's going on in the first thirty seconds, you're lost." The first half-hour or so lets a viewer take in another world, one with which she may not be familiar, and allows a gradual "easing into" the plot, which sheds far more light on human behavior than almost any ten glossy, big-budget H-wood films out there. Most won't want to do the work required to fully appreciate this film. Take the time, talk it over, then get Signs and Wonders.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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