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Sunday Bloody Sunday

Genres: Drama, Romance, Romantic Drama, Gay / Lesbian, Gay / Lesbian Drama, Love Triangles, Criterion Collection, 70s, United Kingdom

Cast: Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson, Murray Head

Director: John Schlesinger

Synopsis: John Schlesinger followed his Academy Award–winning Midnight Cowboy with this sophisticated and highly personal take on love and sex. SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY depicts the romantic lives of two Londoners, a middle-aged doctor and a prickly thirtysomething divorcée—played by Oscar winners Peter Finch (Network) and Glenda Jackson (Women in Love)—who are sleeping with the same handsome young artist (Murray Head). A revelation in its day, this may be the 1970s' most intelligent, multitextured film about the complexities of romantic relationships; it is keenly acted and sensitively directed, from a penetrating screenplay by novelist and critic Penelope Gilliatt.

Language: English

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Production Year: 1971


  • "I think Sunday Bloody Sunday is a masterpiece. The Acting is flawless.", Roger Ebert
  • "Schlesinger's wisest, least sentimental film... Almost perfect.", Vincent Canby, The New York Times

Sunday Bloody Sunday
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