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

R  |   |  Drama  |  26 August 1992 (France)
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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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The whole less than the sum of its parts.
6 April 1999 | by (Reston VA) – See all my reviews

A fine example of the whole being less than the sum of its parts, this film might be more favorably received if we had been given more hints of its surreality. I certainly enjoyed it as a portrait of a city under stress; its residents not thinking clearly about what was really happening. Certainly I shared their struggle. And who knows, any of our cities may someday suffer as Oran did.


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