A Sunday in the Country

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A Sunday in the Country
Sunday in the country poster.jpg
Directed by Bertrand Tavernier
Produced by Bertrand Tavernier
Written by Bertrand Tavernier
Colo Tavernier
Cinematography Bruno de Keyzer
Release date
11 April 1984
Running time
90 minutes
Country France
Language French
Box office $8.2 million[1]

A Sunday in the Country (French: Un dimanche à la campagne) is a 1984 French film directed by Bertrand Tavernier.


The story takes place during a Sunday in the late summer of 1912. Monsieur Ladmiral is a painter without any real genius and in the twilight of his life. Since the death of his wife, he lives alone with Mercedes, his servant. As every Sunday, he invites Gonzague, his son, a steady young man, who likes order and propriety, accompanied by his wife, Marie-Thérèse and their three children, Emile, Lucien and Mireille. That day, Irène, Gonzague's sister, a young non-conformist, liberated and energetic woman, upsets this peaceful ritual and calls into question her father's artistic choices.





  • César Awards (France)
    • Best Actor in a Leading Role (Louis Ducreux)
    • Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Michel Aumont)
    • Best Director (Bertrand Tavernier)
    • Best Editing (Armand Psenny)
    • Best Film (Bertrand Tavernier)



The sound track features excerpts from Gabriel Fauré's Piano Quartet No. 2 in C minor, Op. 115.[1]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Christopher Lawrence, Swooning: A Classical Music Guide to Life, Love, Lust and Other Follies. Retrieved 11 May 2016