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Mondays in the Sun (2002)

Los lunes al sol (original title)
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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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Mondays in the Sun
28 November 2005 | by zolaaarSee all my reviews

The Spanish ensemble film Los lunes al sol / Mondays in the Sun deals with a group of former workers who lost their jobs after the factory had to close. Every day they meet in a pub, worrying about future, money and problems in the family.

The film has great actors and the director does a terrific job in leading their performances in the most effective way. De Aranoa seems to have a perfect sense for timing, manifested in an inconspicuous but efficient cut. The well pointed, rough and bare dialogues come along as a subtle social criticism. De Aranoa surely can rely on his affectionate, wonderful figuration of the truly believable characters, and the shining, utterly charismatic Javier Bardem proves in here again that he is the doubtlessly best Spanish actor today.


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