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Never on a Sunday (2006)

Morirse en domingo (original title)
Carlo's uncle died on a Sunday morning, and the only funeral home working on Sundays is managed by a very suspicious character.

Director:

Daniel Gruener

Writer:

Antonio Armonia
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Cast

Credited cast:
Silverio Palacios ... Joaquin
Humberto Busto ... Carlos
Maya Zapata ... Ana
Rafael Simón Rafael Simón ... Javier
Axel Ricco Axel Ricco ... Dracula
Raúl Méndez ... Eleuterio
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Enrique Arreola ... Tipográfo
Fernando Becerril
Rosa María Bianchi ... Laura
Jose Angel Bichir Jose Angel Bichir ... Jorge
José Antonio Chamizo José Antonio Chamizo ... Decano
Josefina Echánove ... Doña Mago
Humberto Elizondo ... Calderon
Paulina Gaitan ... Isabel
Antonio Gaona Antonio Gaona ... Pedro
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Storyline

When Carlo's uncle died on a Sunday morning, the only option they can find and afford is a shady funeral home, but what Carlos does not know is that the manager of the funeral home has a side business, he sells the bodies of the dead to universities. Carlos demands his uncle's body and ends up falling in love with the embalmer's daughter. Written by jairhcastillo

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality, drug use and disturbing images | See all certifications »
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During the scene of the practice in the medicine school, with all the students gathering around the corpse of Carlos's uncle, we can see in a shot that the actor who plays the uncle dead is moving his eyelids. See more »

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Excellent movie... reminds of the best of Spanish and Italian dark humor
21 February 2007 | by guillela-1See all my reviews

I saw this movie in Mexico City on 2/20/07. I was told it was dark humor. Actually, it is much much more. The story develops, and although there may be a little repetition in the 2nd third of the film, it is a mixture of thriller, social commentary, humor and, hidden behind the darkness, all kind of love... father figure missing the point, coming of age inside a coffin, the tough and rough world of body trading... One thing for sure. You will not be bored. The actors really do their parts superbly; the story is intriguing, the sound and images are crisp. In short, a good movie to laugh and wonder, to shudder and come out of the theater with a bittersweet feeling; mostly the giddy feeling of having watched a well-made film.


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

16 February 2007 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Never on a Sunday See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$513,004
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Color
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