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The Plague (1992)

La peste (original title)
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
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Old Man with the cats
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Alicia Rieux
Atilio Veronelli ...
Dr. Horacio
Francisco Cocuzza ...
Miguel
Laura Palmucci ...
Miguel's Wife
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Dr. Castel
Marcos Woinsky ...
Doctor Grunewald
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Judge Orbon
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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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Rated R for grim images, nudity and some language | See all certifications »
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Reunites William Hurt and Raul Julia after their previous collaboration in Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985). See more »

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Jean Tarrou: [bed ridden] The sound... The sound of the plague, can you here it?
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Horrible version of Camus' novel
15 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

Too talkative. Crappy acting. Pathetic writing. I could go on for a while... It is a shame that such good material was wasted. The film is clueless, since the makers had no vision. The film even manages to become boring. It also tries too hard to be meaningful and deep, but it just isn't intelligent enough. The photography is OK, though. But that's about the only good thing in this movie. As far as I know the film is only out on DVD in Asia. The DVD can often be found on eBay. Not that I would advise you to buy it, though.

The DVD is 4:3.

Some of the actors deliver performances that are far below their usual standard. This must mean that director Puenzo did a lousy job.


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