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The Plague (1992)
"La peste" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  26 August 1992 (France)
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In the 1990s, a South American city is rocked by the imminent outbreak of a plague. While many attempt to flee the city, Dr Bernard Rieux sends his sick wife away and does his best to care ... See full summary »

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Doctor Bernard Rieux
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Martine Rambert
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Jean Tarrou
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Joseph Grand
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Cottard
Jorge Luz ...
Old Man with the cats
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Alicia Rieux
Atilio Veronelli ...
Dr. Horacio
Francisco Cocuzza ...
Miguel
Laura Palmucci ...
Miguel's Wife
Norman Erlich ...
Dr. Castel
Marcos Woinsky ...
Doctor Grunewald
Duilio Marzio ...
Judge Orbon
Pancho Ibáñez ...
Newscater
Horacio Fontova ...
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In the 1990s, a South American city is rocked by the imminent outbreak of a plague. While many attempt to flee the city, Dr Bernard Rieux sends his sick wife away and does his best to care for the plague's victims. The plague means different things to different people: to the doctor, it's a disease to be cured. To a pair of French journalists, it's a breaking news story. To religious leaders, it's punishment for sins. As the sense of isolation and hopelessness grow, Dr Rieux and his associates begin to question their previously-accepted feelings of justice, loneliness, and love. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Jean Tarrou: [bed ridden] The sound... The sound of the plague, can you here it?
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loved the book, and actually liked the movie.
10 June 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

People seem awfully hard on this movie, and I don't quite understand why.

It must suffer in comparison with the book. Granted no filmmaker could possibly match Camus brilliance, but this is a pretty solid movie. One thing that disappointed me was the descision to remove the story from the time period. The time setting is integral to the allegory. All in all, though, a good reconstruction.


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