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Monday Morning (2002)

Lundi matin (original title)
A story told quietly of Vincent a welder at a large and seemingly toxic plant along the Rhône, living in a village with his sons, wife, and mother, saying little to each other. Vincent ... See full summary »

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Otar Iosseliani

Writer:

Otar Iosseliani
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacques Bidou Jacques Bidou ... Vincent
Anne Kravz-Tarnavsky Anne Kravz-Tarnavsky ... La femme de Vincent
Narda Blanchet Narda Blanchet ... La mère de Vincent
Radslav Kinski Radslav Kinski ... Le père de Vincent
Dato Tarielachvili Dato Tarielachvili ... Nicolas, l'aîné de Vincent (as Dato Tarielashvili-Iosseliani)
Adrien Pachod Adrien Pachod ... Gaston, le cadet de Vincent
Pascal Chanal Pascal Chanal ... Michel, le voisin
Myriam Laidouni-Denis Myriam Laidouni-Denis ... La femme de Michel
Laura-Kay Monnet Laura-Kay Monnet ... La fille de Michel
Nicolas Ponthus Nicolas Ponthus ... Le fils de Michel
Pierre Tricaud Pierre Tricaud ... Le père de Michel
Armand Chagot Armand Chagot ... Le frère de Michel
Vincent Douhadji Vincent Douhadji ... Le fermier
Anne-Jacqueline Bousch Anne-Jacqueline Bousch ... La bonne
Anna Flori-Lamour Anna Flori-Lamour ... L'amie de Nicolas (as Anna Lamour-Flori)
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A story told quietly of Vincent a welder at a large and seemingly toxic plant along the Rhône, living in a village with his sons, wife, and mother, saying little to each other. Vincent paints; some of what he sees is artifice. The sounds are of trains, boats, factory horns, and people singing. Men watch women, sometimes priests join in the looking, sometimes not. A crocodile appears in a garden. With money his father gives him, Vincent takes a journey to Venice. He sees the city from a roof top, the view is a gift from a friend. One of his sons hang-glides with a girl friend. Vincent comes home to go back to work. What is it to taste wine and to be alive? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | Italian | Romanian

Release Date:

20 February 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Montag morgen See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$143,651
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

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Color
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One of the finest films of one of the finest directors
19 November 2003 | by cdiukSee all my reviews

This comment answers the previous one.

The reason Iosseliani "forgets" about the wife and kids is because that's exactly what's happening to the main character.

And Iosseliani is "basic"?? The film is pure poetry, the scenes in the factory are like nothing I've seen before.


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