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One Does Not Bury Sunday (1960)

On n'enterre pas le dimanche (original title)
Philippe's fate depends on a child's birth.

Director:

Michel Drach

Writers:

Michel Drach (adaptation), Michel Drach (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Christina Bendz Christina Bendz ... Margaretha Lundal
James Campbell James Campbell
Marcel Cuvelier Marcel Cuvelier ... Le commissaire
Albert Gilou Albert Gilou ... Monsieur Courtalès
Robert Lolliot Robert Lolliot ... L'inspecteur
Philippe Mory Philippe Mory ... Philippe Valence
Frédéric O'Brady Frédéric O'Brady ... L'éditeur
Hella Petri Hella Petri ... Maryse Courtalès
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The hero is a black man from Martinique who lives in Paris and feels nostalgic for his island .He is on his own in France, poor and desperate .He falls in love with an Au pair girl but has a love affair with a married woman ,Mrs Courtalès.He kills her husband in self-defense .But eight months later,he is arrested by the Police.Philippe's fate depends on a child's birth.It will not be what he's expecting. Written by dbdumonteil

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 April 1960 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Døden kommer om søndagen See more »

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Port Royal Films See more »
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Mono
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The movie ends with an unusual very long fade to black of 1 minute and 20 seconds. Only music goes on playing but the screen is strictly black. See more »

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No funeral on Sunday
13 June 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

This is Michel Drach's first effort and it has nothing to do with the activist works he would make in the seventies ("Elise ou La Vraie Vie" "Le Pull Over Rouge" ).It's a film noir,in Georges Simenon 's style.

The hero is a black man from Martinique who feels nostalgic for his island and is on his own in France.He falls in love with an au pair girl but has a love affair with a married woman ,Mrs Courtalès.He kills the husband in self-defense .But eight months later,he is arrested by the Police.Philippe's fate depends on a child's birth.It will not be what he's expecting.

This sleeper should be restored to favor

Louis Delluc prize,1959.


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