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Mondays in the Sun (Los Lunes al sol) (2003)

Mondays in the Sun (Los Lunes al sol) (2003)

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Critic Consensus: Javier Bardem gives an outstanding performance in this hought-provoking (though occasionally plodding) movie about the effects of unemployment on a group of former shipyard workers.

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In a northern coastal city of Spain, which turned its back on the countryside long ago and surrounded itself with industries, a group of men make their way through the streets everyday, looking for life's emergency exits. Walking the tightrope of precarious employment, taking shelter in their daily conversations and routine--as if the dismal wreck of their lives was not their own. While they talk of their exploits and laugh, at everything and nothing in particular, they try to remain full of hope, relaxed, on a Monday morning in the sun.

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Cast

Pepo Oliva
as Samuel
Cesar Cambeira
as Prosecutor
Luis Castro
as Shipyard Employment Officer
Maria Luisa Martinez
as Employment Office Clerk
Casilda Garcia
as Boarding House Owner
Luisa Merelas
as Lino's Wife
Belén López
as Lino's Daughter
Denis Gomez
as Boy on Ferry
Miguel Barines
as Canning Factory Manager
Gracia Mestre
as Woman in Supermarket
Lois Seaxe
as Ana's Workmate
Isabel Cervino
as Court Secretary
Pablo Vázquez
as Child in House
Talco
as Bizco
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Critic Reviews for Mondays in the Sun (Los Lunes al sol)

All Critics (69) | Top Critics (23)

In these days of cutbacks and belt-tightening, its story has a strong resonance.

September 20, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

A small, intimate film that moves viewers with its passion.

September 11, 2003 | Full Review…

Midway, Mondays in the Sun becomes as dull as a day with nothing to do.

September 5, 2003 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

The best thing that can be said about this funny, poignant and compassionate film is that watching it is not work.

August 22, 2003 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Thoughtful and well-acted, but a little flat in the story department.

August 22, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/4

To the patient viewer, the rewards are many, especially Bardem's performance.

August 15, 2003

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