Director: Jonathan Nossiter Cast: David Suchet, Lisa Harrow, Jared Harris

DVD (Wide Screen)


Writer-director Jonathan Nossiter's first feature film is a moody exploration of assaults upon, and shifts in, personal identity. The movie's action all takes place on a Sunday in a poor section of the New York City borough of Queens. Oliver (David Suchet) is a newly homeless middle-aged man who was downsized out of his job as a mid-level functionary at a computer corporation and lost his wife and family because of his employment troubles. Out walking in the borough, Oliver collides with Madeleine Vesey (Lisa Harrow), an out-of-work British actress who is in the process of breaking up with her American husband, Ben (Larry Pine). Madeleine mistakes Oliver for Matthew Delacorta, a famous film director, and Oliver goes along with the mistake, hoping that it will help him to escape his misery. Madeleine hopes that she can make an impression that will land her a film role, so she invites her new friend up to her apartment. When Oliver tells her his life story, she mistakes it for an invented movie plot because Madeleine lives her life in a fantasy world, pretending reality is a film. After the two lost souls have sex without emotion, Ben shows up. He tells Oliver that his recent open-heart surgery wounds were caused by a knife attack from Madeleine. Oliver leaves as the estranged couple argues, but he returns to retrieve his precious winter coat, and he becomes further entangled in the fantasy of a new identity. Sunday won the Grand Jury prize at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/02/2004
UPC: 0031398157663
Original Release: 1997
Rating: NR
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:33:00

Special Features

Widescreen version ; 2.0 Dolby stereo; Director's commentary ; "Searching for Arthur"; Scene index; English subtitles; Spanish subtitles; Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Suchet Oliver/Matthew
Lisa Harrow Madeleine Vesey
Jared Harris Ray
Larry Pine Ben Vesey
Joe Grifasi Scottie Elster
Arnold Barkus Andy
Bahman Soltani Abram
Willis Burks Selwyn
Joe Sirola Subalowsky
Henry Hayward Sam
Kevin Thigpen David
Chen Tsun Kit Actor
Yeong Joo Kim Actor
Fran Capo Actor
Spencer Paterson Actor
Jimmy Broadway Actor

Technical Credits
Jonathan Nossiter Director,Songwriter
Jed Alpert Executive Producer
Michael Barrow Cinematographer
Stephen Beatrice Art Director
Henry Buhl Executive Producer
Kara Cressman Set Decoration/Design
Andrew Fierberg Producer
Mali Finn Casting
John Foster Cinematographer
Madeleine Gavin Editor
Amy Hobby Producer
James Lasdun Screenwriter
Kathryn Nixon Costumes/Costume Designer
D.J. Paul Executive Producer
George Pezyos Executive Producer
Neil Riha Sound/Sound Designer
Deana Pini Sidney Production Designer
Jamie Silverstein Cinematographer
Laura Somers Asst. Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Lights Off [4:10]
2. Common Property [3:41]
3. Old Friends [3:34]
4. Blue Sky [3:18]
5. Plant Food [5:35]
6. Trash Heap [4:02]
7. Breakfast [4:30]
8. Tremendous [2:38]
9. A Story [4:33]
10. Closer [2:45]
11. Louder [4:37]
12. Vignette [3:23]
13. My Coat [5:17]
14. Happy Birthday [4:13]
15. Legs [2:19]
16. More Time [4:03]
17. Close to Death [3:36]
18. Shelter [4:25]
19. Weirdest Thing [3:11]
20. The Rules [4:30]
21. A Situation [2:12]
22. Downstairs [3:48]
23. Missing Ten [3:23]
24. Credits [2:56]

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