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In this light, sometimes tongue-in-cheek mystery based on a Charles Williams thriller -- with snippets of Hitchcock, Kubrick, and even Victor Hugo -- director François Truffaut showcases one of his favorite actresses, Fanny Ardant, as an enterprising secretary in love with her boss but up against clearing him of murder. Julien Vercel (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is a real estate dealer accused of killing his wife and her lover. He hides in his office while his secretary, Barbara (Ardant), sets out to discover what really happened and why. When Barbara starts looking into the dark past of her boss' wife, she comes across illicit love affairs, a prostitution ring, and shady private detectives, until, finally, her suspicions turn toward Julien's lawyer himself. Tragically, Vivement Dimanche was to be Truffaut's last film; the great French director died of a cancerous brain tumor in 1984. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

  • Release date:August 10, 1983


Fanny Ardant
as Barbara Becker
Jean-Louis Trintignant
as Julien Vercel
Philippe Laudenbach
as M. Clement
Caroline Sihol
as Marie-Christine Vercel
Jean-Pierre Kalfon
as Jacques Massoulier
Philippe Morier-Genoud
as Superintendent Santelli
Xavier Saint-Macary
as Bertrand Fabre, photographer
Castel Casti
as Taxi Driver
Yan Dedet
as Angel face
Pascale Pellegrin
as Secretary
Jean-Louis Richard
as Louison
Anik Belaubre
as Cashier at the Eden
Pierre Gare
as Insp. Poivert
Jacques Vidal
as The King
Nicole Felix
as Scarred Woman
Jacques Gaillard
as Man on Bike
Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko
as Rowdy Slav
George Coulouris
as Lablache
Roland Thénot
as Officer Jambrau
Hilton McConnico
as Prostitute's Client


François Truffaut
Armand Barbault
Suzanne Schiffman
François Truffaut
Jean Aurel
Néstor Almendros
Georges Delerue
Composer (Music Score)
Hilton McConnico
Production Designer