Lundi matin (Monday Morning)
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Vincent (Jacques Bidou, producer of Raoul Peck's Lumumba and several other films, making his acting debut) lives in a little French town, filled with eccentrics, and he follows the same routine, day in and day out. Up at five a.m. every morning, he takes the car to the bus to work, where he and his co-workers enjoy smoking a cigarette during the ten-second walk from the bus to the chemical plant gate. There the dreariness continues. He gets no satisfaction from his work, and none from his home life, where his wife (Anne Kravz-Tarnavsky) nags him, his older son, Nicolas (Dato… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Such quirky characters and humorous observations give this slight diversion plenty of precious moments."
‑ Chris Wiegand, Boxoffice Magazine
"This is a film about the irksome, tiresome nature of complacency that remains utterly satisfied to remain the same throughout. Even as the hero of the story rediscovers his passion in life, the mood remains oddly detached."
‑ Jeremy Heilman,
"There' underlying Old World sexism to Monday Morning that undercuts its charm."
‑ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide
"Writer and director Otar Iosseliani's pleasant tale about a factory worker who escapes for a holiday in Venice reveals how we all need a playful respite from the grind to refresh our souls."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"After two hours of this languorous farce, most viewers will wish Ioseliani had kept such ponderous ideas to himself."
‑ Jamie Russell,
"Monday Morning is Otar Iosseliani's unmistakable homage to Jacques Tati."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
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