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Uranus (1990)

R | | Comedy, Drama | October 1991 (USA)
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. The local bar owner, a simple man who ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Berri

Writers:

Marcel Aymé (novel), Claude Berri | 1 more credit »
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1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Blanc ... René Gaigneux
Gérard Depardieu ... Léopold Lajeunesse
Jean-Pierre Marielle ... Archambaud
Philippe Noiret ... Watrin
Gérard Desarthe Gérard Desarthe ... Maxime Loin
Michel Galabru ... Monglat
Danièle Lebrun ... Mme Archambaud
Fabrice Luchini ... Jourdan
Daniel Prévost ... Rochard
Yves Afonso ... Le brigadier
Myriam Boyer Myriam Boyer ... Mme Gaigneux
Dominique Bluzet Dominique Bluzet ... Michel Monglat
Florence Darel Florence Darel ... Marie-Anne Archambaud
Ticky Holgado ... Mégrin, l'avocat
Josiane Lévêque ... Andréa Lajeunesse
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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. The local bar owner, a simple man who likes to write poetry, who only wants to be left alone to do his job, becomes a target for Communist harassment as they try and locate a particular loyalist, and he pushes back. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Absolutely superb: Gerard Depardieu's best film
19 January 2009 | by jmeden7See all my reviews

Acting of the very highest quality. If Depardieu ever merited an Academy Award this would have been the film, not Cyrano. The rest of the actors are of the highest standard, especially Philippe Noiret who has a superb scene where he explains how he has developed his peculiar vision of life. This film never got all the credit it should have probably due to the complexity of the characters. This reviewer believes that it definitely qualifies as one of Claude Berry's best films. It is a film that would have been more suitable for the 70s when complexity was still deemed desirable and tended to take precedence over uninterrupted action. Uranus is one of those war/post war films that one views once and never forgets, films such as "The Tin Drum", "The Grand Illusion", etc.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Maringues, Puy-de-Dôme, France

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Gross USA:

$342,198
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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