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Sundays and Cybele (Les dimanches de Ville d'Avray)

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Release Date:January 1, 1962
Running time:110 minutes
Cast:Hardy Krüger, Nicole Courcel, Patricia Gozzi, Daniel Ivernel, André Oumansky
Director:Serge Bourguignon
Producer:Romain Pinès
Writer:Bernard Eschassériaux, Serge Bourguignon, Antoine Tudal

Description: 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, All Movie Guide

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