Sunday Lovers (1980)

Sunday Lovers (1980)

Taglines: NEVER has changed to ALWAYS on Sunday.

Movie follows four men on four different countries and how they spend their week end. Harry is the chauffeur of an English Lord who meets an American girl who is lost. He takes her to his employer’s estate and spends the night with her. But when a Lady friend of his employer’s shows up things get strange. Harry’s an American who is in mental hospital whose psychiatrist gives him a week end pass to re assimilate.

He meets a girl and spends the week end with her. Francois, a French businessman who’s meeting with an American businessman to close an important deal but the man is a lech who is looking for roll in the hay and he asks Francois to set him up with a girl who works for him. And he’s not sure if he should do it. And Armando, an Italian whose wife goes away and while she’s away he finds his old address book and decides to call his old girl friends and see if any of them want to hook up.

Sunday Lovers is a 1980 internationally co-produced romantic comedy film directed by Bryan Forbes, Gene Wilder, Dino Risi and Edouard Molinaro. It starred Roger Moore, Gene Wilder, Priscilla Barnes, Lynn Redgrave, Denholm Elliott and Kathleen Quinlan. It is split into four segments, each from a different country (England, France, USA and Italy).

The film is notable for its use of sepia tones and slow wide angle shots to build a sense of impending dread. It was released in Italy in October 1980 and in America in early 1981 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and United Artists. It was one of the last combined U.S.-European production made for general release, and featured final screen appearances from Sylvia Koscina and Lino Ventura.

Sunday Lovers Movie Poster (1980)

Sunday Lovers (1980)

Directed by: Bryan Forbes, Édouard Molinaro
Starring: Roger Moore, Lino Ventura, Ugo Tognazzi, Gene Wilder, Lynn Redgrave, Kathleen Quinlan, Catherine Salviat, Priscilla Barnes, Sylva Koscina, Milena Vukotic
Screenplay by: Leslie Bricusse, Agenore Incrocci
Production Design by: Lorenzo Baraldi, Terence Marsh
Cinematography by: Claude Agostini, Tonino Delli Colli
Film Editing by: Alberto Gallitti, Monique Isnardon
Set Decoration by: Marvin March
Music by: Manuel De Sica
Distributed by: United Artists
Release Date: October 31, 1980