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October 1991 (USA) See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Michel Blanc ... René Gaigneux

Gérard Depardieu ... Léopold Lajeunesse

Jean-Pierre Marielle ... Archambaud

Philippe Noiret ... Watrin
Gérard Desarthe ... Maxime Loin
Michel Galabru ... Monglat
Danièle Lebrun ... Mme Archambaud

Fabrice Luchini ... Jourdan
Daniel Prévost ... Rochard
Yves Afonso ... Le brigadier
Myriam Boyer ... Mme Gaigneux
Dominique Bluzet ... Michel Monglat

Florence Darel ... Marie-Anne Archambaud

Ticky Holgado ... Mégrin, l'avocat
Josiane Lévêque ... Andréa Lajeunesse
Hervé Rey ... Pierre

Vincent Grass ... Ledieu
Alain Stern ... Charles Watrin
André Chaumeau ... Le policier
Bernard Ballet ... Le capitaine
Paul Doumer ... Le gardien
Gérard Bôle du Chaumont ... Gallien
Patrice Melennec ... Montfort
André Charrondière
Lydie Lorente
Sabine Lorente
Morgan Fornes
Prune Semof

Directed by
Claude Berri 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marcel Aymé  novel
Claude Berri 
Arlette Langmann 

Produced by
Pierre Grunstein .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jean-Claude Petit 
Cinematography by
Renato Berta 
Film Editing by
Hervé de Luze 
Production Design by
Bernard Vézat 
Costume Design by
Caroline de Vivaise 
Makeup Department
Marianne Collette .... assistant makeup artist
Jean-Pierre Eychenne .... makeup artist
Patrick Villain .... hair stylist
Production Management
Francis Barrois .... assistant unit manager
Patrick Bordier .... production manager
Bertrand Soupey .... production team
Marc Vadé .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alain Agostini .... first assistant director
Eric Bartonio .... first assistant director
Thomas Langmann .... assistant director
Thierry Verrier .... first assistant director
Art Department
Olivier Coutagne .... assistant set dresser
Yves Domenjoud .... carpenter
Françoise Doré .... set dresser
Jean Marc Druais .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Vincent Arnardi .... sound engineer audi
Louis Gimel .... sound
Dominique Hennequin .... sound
Matthieu Imbert .... boom operator
Michel Klochendler .... sound editor
Laurent Lévy .... sound effects
Visual Effects by
Frederic Moreau .... optical effects supervisor
Gilles Conseil .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
André Bouladoux .... key grip
Jean Marc Bringuier .... steadicam operator
Jean-César Chabaut .... camera operator
Catherine Georges .... second assistant camera
Jean-Claude Le Bras .... gaffer (as Jean-Claude LeBras)
Casting Department
Pascale Béraud .... extras casting director
Catherine Deserbais .... extras casting assistant
Editorial Department
Yvan Lucas .... color timer
Music Department
Jean-Claude Petit .... musical director
Other crew
Élizabeth Boorn .... production secretary
Claude Fenioux .... financial controller
Hélène Sébillotte .... script supervisor

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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A film that puts France and WWII in a different light, 31 July 2002
Author: ( from Paris

As a frenchman, I shouldnt' be too proud of how that film speaks about the behaviour of my compatriots of the 1940's. Where is the legendary courage of the french Resistance? Where is the french yearning after liberty and independance? "Uranus" shows us a bunch of average people, who wish just one thing: survive, re-build their lives and their town after the traumatism of the war. One of the great ideas of the novel and of the film is to have placed the plot directly AFTER the war. The Germans are gone, they can't be the enemy anymore! Now, the suspicion is turned towards the own neighbor! In that film, war isn't a question of honour or courage anymore. Before great values (like liberty or human rights), people fight for their lives. And after the war, the fight goes on among civilians, in a different manner. In this global suspicious atmosphere, everyone makes anybody else clear that he could send him to death if he revealed what he knows (about black market, collaboration with the occupant, "last-hour-resistants" and so on). This film puts France and WWII in a different light, which isn't very pleasant, but reflects far more the reality than the usual film production about that period. And besides...really great acting.

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