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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 ...
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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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Jean Tarrou: [bed ridden] The sound... The sound of the plague, can you here it?
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Sandrine Bonnaire does Camus
16 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"La Peste" (The Plague), the film adaptation of the 1947 novel by French existentialist Albert Camus, received poor reviews and was a box office bomb and rightfully so-- except for the presence of French actress (speaking in English) Sandrine Bonnaire, as TV journalist Martine Rambert (in the novel, the character is a male newspaper journalist) Her conversation with Wm.Hurt (as Dr. Riseux), in the doctor's office, must go down as one of the most superb scenes in film history: "Do you have memories? None of us has memories. or hopes. And love needs both, doesn't it?" Sandrine Bonnaire (Vagabond, Monsieuer Hire, Joan the Maiden, La Ceremonie) answers Camus' (and everyone confronted with despair) philosophical questions from a Female point of view. Yet, as in Sandrine Bonnaire's best works,she is a woman alone in a hostile male environment. La Peste is an "etalage" or showcase for the depth, range and beauty of one of film's greatest actresses: Sandrine Bonnaire.


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