Uranus 1990
Little by little, normality returns to a small French town after World War II. The town is as scarred by the petty recriminations between its inhabitants as by the very evident signs of bombings. Dr Archambaud shares his apartment with those whose own homes were destroyed in the bombing - the idealistic schoolteacher Watrin, who sees nothing bad in human nature, and Gaigneux, a militant Communist. With his school in ruins, Watrin is forced to give his lessons in a cafe owned by the alcoholic Leopold, who discovers an ardent passion for poetry. Abused by Leopold, Rochard, a Communist railway worker, resolves to have his revenge. He gets his chance when he learns that someone in the town is sheltering a former collaborator, Maxime Loin. Rochard denounces Leopold to the police, who waste no time throwing him in jail. In fact Loin is in the care of Dr Archambaud, who fears the consequences for his family if ever the police should learn the truth...

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:35:25 | 4.73 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama

Director: Claude Berri
Cast: Philippe Noiret, Gerard Depardieu, Michel Blanc
Country: France

Based on a controversial 1948 novel by the eminent writer Marcel Ayme, Uranus exposes some unpalatable truths about France's experiences under Nazi Occupation.

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