Thursday We Shall Sing Like Sunday

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Thursday We Shall Sing Like Sunday
Directed by Luc de Heusch
Produced by Henri Storck
André Tadié
Written by Hugo Claus
Jacques Delcorde
Luc de Heusch
Starring Marie-France Boyer
Music by Georges Delerue
CinematographyFernand Tack
Release date
  • July 1967 (1967-07)
Running time
98 minutes

Thursday We Shall Sing Like Sunday (French : Jeudi on chantera comme dimanche) is a 1967 Belgian-French comedy film directed by Luc de Heusch. It was entered into the 5th Moscow International Film Festival. [1]

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