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Mon Oncle d'Amérique Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Alain Resnais's Mon Oncle D'Amerique is presented in the form of a "case history," replete with a pedantic narrator, played by real-life behavioral scientist Henri Laborit. Gerald Depardieu plays a plant manager whose behavior is inspired by the films of "macho" French film star Jean Gabin. Nicole Garcia portrays an actress who has patterned her conduct after stage and film luminary Jean Marais. And Roger-Pierre is a TV executive whose main influence in life is lovely cinema actress Danielle Darrieux. Though it may sound like a Woody Allen comedy, Mon Oncle D'Amerique eschews satire for the most part, treating both its subject matter and its subjects with intense seriousness. The film scored a hit with moviegoers and critics alike, and was honored with six French Cesar Awards. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:May 21, 1980

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jean Gruault Best Original Screenplay 1980 Nominee

Cast

Gérard Depardieu
as Rene Ragueneau
Nicole Garcia
as Janine Garnier
Marie Dubois
as Therese Ragueneau
Laurence Badie
as Mme. Veestrate
Jean Dasté
as M. Louis
Helena Manson
as Mme. Crozet
Pierre Arditi
as Zambeaux
Gérard Darrieu
as Leon Veestrate
Philippe Laudenbach
as Michael Aubert
Alexandre Rignault
as Jean's Grandfather
Véronique Silver
Jean Lescto
Genevieve Mnich
Guillaume Boisseau
as Jean, as a child
Catherine Frot
Brigitte Roüan
Jean-Bernard Guillard
Laurence Fevrier
Sabine Thomas
Jacques Rispal
Serge Feuillard
Gilette Barbier
Dominique Rozan
Nelly Borgeaud
as Arlette Le Gall
Laurence Badie
as Mme. Veestrate
Nelly Borgeaud
as Arlette Le Gall
Alexandre Rignault
as Jean's Grandfather
Philippe Laudenbach
as Michael Aubert
Helena Manson
as Mme. Crozet
Pierre Arditi
as Zambeaux
Jean Dasté
as M. Louis
Guillaume Boisseau
as Jean, as a child
Gérard Darrieu
as Leon Veestrate

Crew

Alain Resnais
Director
Philippe Dussart
Producer
Jean Gruault
Screenwriter
Sacha Vierny
Cinematographer
Arie Dzierlatka
Composer (Music Score)
Albert Jurgenson
Editor
Jacques Saulnier
Art Director
Jacques Saulnier
Set Designer
Catherine Leterrier
Costume Designer
Jean-Pierre Ruh
Sound/Sound Designer
Jacques Maumont
Sound/Sound Designer
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