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Uranus (1991)




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Uranus is set in a post-war French village that has been all but obliterated by the bombing. Jean-Pierre Marielle plays a middle-class family man who agrees to shelter many of those who've lost their homes. The polyglot of political beliefs held by these new tenants sows the seeds of discontent. The most vocal of the town's dissidents are the Communists, who terrify everyone with threats of turning in collaborators to the French Forces of the Interior. The only person in town afraid of no one is hulking innkeeper Gerard Depardieu, whose ultimate death uncovers much of the hypocrisy disguising itself as patriotism in the village. While never exactly sympathizing with the collaborators, Uranus is careful to point out that the "unofficial" executions of these unfortunates was no more morally acceptable than the Nazi invasion that encouraged collaboration in the first place.


Michel Blanc
as Gaigneux
Danièle Lebrun
as Mme. Archambaud
Florence Darel
as Marie-Anne
Myriam Boyer
as Maria Geigneux
Dominique Bluzet
as Michel Monglat
Yves Alfonso
as Brigadier
Herve Rey
as Pierre
Alain Stern
as Charles Watrin
André Chaumeau
as Policeman
Bernard Ballet
as Police Inspector
Lydie Lorente
as Geigneux's Child
Sabine Lorente
as Geigneux's Child
Morgan Formes
as Geigneux's Child
Prune Semof
as Geigneux's Child
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Critic Reviews for Uranus

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Claude Berri's Uranus is a complex and many-layered portrait of this village, just at the moment when all of France was sorting out what it would do on the issue of collaboration.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Probes the ways in which the fabric of community can be destroyed by secrecy, injustice, hypocrisy and indifferece.

July 18, 2003 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Uranus

Well worth your while.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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