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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, Rovi

Awards

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Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Antoine Tudal Best Adapted Screenplay 1963 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Maurice Jarre Best Adapted Score 1963 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Serge Bourguignon Best Foreign Language Film 1962 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Serge Bourguignon Best Adapted Screenplay 1963 Nominee
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