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A Sunday in the Country (1984)

Un dimanche à la campagne (original title)
G | | Drama | 11 April 1984 (France)
An elderly painter whose son visits with his family on the weekends, is also surprised by a visit from his still-single daughter.

Director:

Bertrand Tavernier

Writers:

Pierre Bost (novel), Bertrand Tavernier | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Louis Ducreux ... Monsieur Ladmiral
Michel Aumont ... Gonzague
Sabine Azéma ... Irène (as Sabine Azema)
Geneviève Mnich Geneviève Mnich ... Marie-Thérèse (as Genevieve Mnich)
Monique Chaumette ... Mercédès
Thomas Duval Thomas Duval ... Emile
Quentin Ogier ... Lucien
Katia Wostrikoff Katia Wostrikoff ... Mireille
Claude Winter Claude Winter ... Madame Ladmiral
Jean-Roger Milo Jean-Roger Milo ... Fisherman (Le pêcheur)
Pascale Vignal Pascale Vignal ... A servant (La serveuse)
Jacques Poitrenaud Jacques Poitrenaud ... Hector (Patron guinguette)
Valentine Suard Valentine Suard ... Little girl (La petite fille 1)
Erika Faivre Erika Faivre ... Little girl (La petite fille 2)
Marc Perrone Marc Perrone ... Accordionist (L'accordéoniste)
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Storyline

In France, before WWI. As every Sunday, an old painter living in the country is visited by his son Gonzague, coming with his wife and his three children. Then his daugther Irene arrives. She is always in a hurry, she lives alone and does not come so often... An intimist chronicle in which what is not shown, what is guessed, is more important than how it looks, dealing with what each character expects of life. Written by Yepok

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Drama

Certificate:

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The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list. See more »

Goofs

Irene's flower in her bodice disappears and then reappears. See more »


Soundtracks

Trio pour piano et cordes Op. 120
Written by Gabriel Fauré
Performed by Le quatuor Via Nova, Jean Hubeau piano solo
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A Rewarding Experience
29 December 2010 | by kenjhaSee all my reviews

In early 20th century France, an impressionist painter is visited at his country estate by his grown children. This is a very low-key film where nothing much happens but where one experiences the satisfaction of having spent a Sunday afternoon in the country engaged in conversation with intelligent people. Ducreux is excellent as the patriarch nearing the end of his life who relishes the visit from his dutiful son and free-spirited daughter, but is overcome with feelings of nostalgia and perhaps regret. The cinematography is gorgeous, with images suggesting impressionist paintings. The soundtrack appropriately consists of chamber music, that of Faure.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 April 1984 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,411,143

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,411,143
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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