Sundays and Cybele [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1962]

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Special Features

  • New interviews with director Serge Bourguignon and actors Hardy Krüger and Patricia Gozzi
  • Le Sourire (1960), Bourguignon's Palme D'Or-winning short documentary, with a new introduction by the director
  • Trailer


Les Dimanches de Ville d'Avray
Sundays and Cybele (original French title: Les Dimanches de Ville D'Avray) stars Hardy Kruger as a former bomber pilot. Emotionally shattered by a tragic wartime incident, Kruger goes into semi-seclusion in a small Parisian suburb. He is drawn out of his shell by 12-year-old orphan girl Patricia Gozzi. The nuns in charge of Patricia bless the relationship, assuming that Kruger is the girl's father. A warm, chaste friendship develops between the older man and the bright-eyed girl, culminating in their mutual decision to spend Christmas together in a nearby woods. Unfortunately, nurse Nicole Courcel, suspecting that Kruger is a pedophile, calls the police--a move that can only result in disaster for all concerned. Based on a novel by Bernard Eschasseriaux, the exquisitely photographed Sundays and Cybele won the 1962 Best Foreign Film Academy Award. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Nicole Courcel
    Nicole Courcel - Madeleine
  • Patricia Gozzi
    Patricia Gozzi - Francoise/Cybele
  • Daniel Ivernel
    Daniel Ivernel - Carlos
  • André Oumansky
    André Oumansky - Nurse
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