Vivement dimanche! (Finally, Sunday)(Confidentially Yours) (1983)

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In this light, sometimes tongue-in-cheek mystery based on a Charles Williams thriller -- with snippets of Hitchcock, Kubrick, and even Victor Hugo -- director François Truffaut showcases one of his favorite actresses, Fanny Ardant, as an enterprising secretary in love with her boss but up against clearing him of murder. Julien Vercel (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is a real estate dealer accused of killing his wife and her lover. He hides in his office while his secretary, Barbara (Ardant), sets out to discover what really happened and why. When Barbara starts looking into the dark past of her boss' wife, she comes across illicit love affairs, a prostitution ring, and shady private detectives, until, finally, her suspicions turn toward Julien's lawyer himself. Tragically, Vivement Dimanche was to be Truffaut's last film; the great French director died of a cancerous brain tumor in 1984.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Criterion Collection

Cast

Fanny Ardant
as Barbara Becker
Jean-Louis Trintignant
as Julien Vercel
Jean-Pierre Kalfon
as Massoulier
George Coulouris
as Lablache
Philippe Laudenbach
as Maitre Clement
Yann Dedet
as Angel Face
Caroline Sihol
as Marie-Christine Vercel
Xavier Saint-Macary
as Bertrand Fabre
Castel Casti
as Taxi Driver
Nicole Félix
as Scarfaced whore
Anik Belaubre
as Paule Delbecq
Josiane Couëdel
as M. Clement's Secretary
Yan Dedet
as Angel face
Pierre Gare
as Insp. Poivert
Hilton McConnico
as Prostitute's Client
Pascale Pellegrin
as Secretary
Roland Thénot
as Officer Jambrau
Jacques Vidal
as The King
Martine Barraqué-Curie
as Passerby with Newspaper
Jacques Gaillard
as Man on Bike
Thi Loan Nguyen
as Chinese Woman at Commissioners Office
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Critic Reviews for Vivement dimanche! (Finally, Sunday)(Confidentially Yours)

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

With the clack of spike heels on pavement and the shadow of bare legs through frosted glass, Truffaut evokes the spontaneous sexual spectacle of city life.

Full Review… | December 3, 2012
New Yorker
Top Critic

A bright, knowing, somewhat too affectionate variation on the sort of bloodless murder mysteries that were as much a staple of Hollywood production schedules in the 1930's and 40's as they were of the lending libraries of that era.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Never adds up to much of anything but is always entertaining.

Full Review… | November 17, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A tribute to American film noir.

Full Review… | July 23, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

Beyond his obsession for detail and natural cynicism, Truffaut is a true romantic

Full Review… | February 19, 2003
Old School Reviews

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Full Review… | December 6, 2007
Eye for Film

Audience Reviews for Vivement dimanche! (Finally, Sunday)(Confidentially Yours)

½

Truffauit's Hitchcockian thriller is frequently convoluted but still a lot of fun; Ardent is radiant.

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt
½

[center][font=Times New Roman][size=4][color=white][img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/73/Vivement_dimanche.jpg[/img][/color][/size][/font][/center] [font=Times New Roman][size=4][color=white][/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=4][color=white]Francois Truffaut's final film was definitely not his best, but it was a nice little noir homage that is worth a view nonetheless. It features a nice mystery storyline with above average acting that brings it all together nicely. There is really nothing that makes this film great, but nothing that detracts from it either. If you're looking for a nice little foreign noir, or are just a Truffaut fan in general, you will probably enjoy this. Otherwise, you may not see anything out of the ordinary here.[/color][/size][/font]

Chris Weseloh
Chris Weseloh

The way the mystery unfolds is confusing, and in the end somewhat unsatisfying. The film keeps returning to the real estate office... over and over again. Hitchcock knew to either keep things moving to build excitement, or keep it all in one location to maintain a claustrophobic tension. But you can't have it both ways. It's like a train grinding to a halt every 5 minutes. Despite this, the film is certainly worth watching for those wonderful little Truffaut moments.

Martin Teller
Martin Teller

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