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Los lunes al sol (2002)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Serge Riaboukine ... Serguei
Laura Domínguez Laura Domínguez ... Ángela
Pepo Oliva ... Samuel
Fernando Tejero ... Lázaro
Andrés Lima Andrés Lima ... Abogado
Antonio Mourelos Antonio Mourelos ... Juez
César Cambeiro César Cambeiro ... Fiscal (as Cesar Cambeiro)
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Storyline

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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This film is not based on a real story. It is based on thousands.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain | France | Italy

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

27 September 2002 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Defteres me liakada See more »

Filming Locations:

Gijón, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€424,871 (Spain), 29 September 2002, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,401, 27 July 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$146,402, 31 August 2003
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Dueña Pensión: Have you done anything wrong?
Santa: No, not yet. But don't worry, I'll let you know.
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Spoofed in Los mejores momentos de 'Sé lo que hicisteis' (2009) See more »

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Concierto para violín y orquesta, Op. 61, Rondo Allegro
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven (as Beethoven)
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the essence of so many sad lives
28 November 2005 | by dominik96See 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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