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Uranus (1990)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  October 1991 (USA)
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After World War II, a small French village struggles to put the war behind as the controlling Communist Party tries to flush out Petain loyalists. The local bar owner, a simple man who ... See full summary »

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Michel Blanc ...
René Gaigneux
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Léopold Lajeunesse
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Archambaud
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Watrin
Gérard Desarthe ...
Maxime Loin
Michel Galabru ...
Monglat
Danièle Lebrun ...
Mme Archambaud
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Jourdan
Daniel Prévost ...
Rochard
Yves Afonso ...
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Myriam Boyer ...
Mme Gaigneux
Dominique Bluzet ...
Michel Monglat
Florence Darel ...
Marie-Anne Archambaud
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Mégrin, l'avocat
Josiane Lévêque ...
Andréa Lajeunesse
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After World War II, a small French village struggles to put the war behind as the controlling Communist Party tries to flush out Petain loyalists. The local bar owner, a simple man who likes to write poetry, who only wants to be left alone to do his job, becomes a target for Communist harassment as they try and locate a particular loyalist, and he pushes back. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Flawed, but controversial and compelling
8 October 1999 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

WWII left of lots of scars in French memory. Right after the war, all the French were supposed to have been freedom fighters, minus a few baddies of course. Then, slowly, a different truth started to emerge, and since the controversy has been raging on. Uranus, written by Marcel Aymé right after the war, was always controversial, as is this modern adaptation by Claude Berri. In this half-destroyed (by US bombings) French village in 1945, people try to have their lives back, or to save themselves : communists, drunks, sadistic late-hour partisans, former antisemitic hate-mongers, war profiteers... These characters may be too theoretical to be convincing, and of course the permanent blurring of the line between the good and bad guys is too systematic. However, the superior acting and the fact that the movie still manages to raise difficult issues (the general tone is very misanthropic), make it very compelling.


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