Mon Oncle d'Amérique (1980)
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as Rene Ragueneau
as Janine Garnier
as Jean Le Gall
as Therese Ragueneau
as Mme. Veestrate
as M. Louis
as Mme. Crozet
as Leon Veestrate
as Michael Aubert
as Jean's Grandfather
as Jean as a child
as Arlette Le Gall
Critic Reviews for Mon Oncle d'Amérique
The film is also memorable for its dead-on portrayal of French yuppiedom in its early ascendancy and for its beautifully ambiguous and open-ended finale.
A film that at once disturbingly deconstructs human behavior in an almost clinical -- and bitterly comic -- manner, while evidencing great warmth and fondness for its benighted characters.
Mon Oncle D'merique is a philosophical puzzle that lingers in the mind long after the closing credit.
[An] odd, intellectually stimulating film that takes chances with narrative as it also works as a philosophical essay.
Audience Reviews for Mon Oncle d'Amérique
Very Woody Allenesque but it still works. Thoroughly entertaining!
[font=Century Gothic]"Mon Oncle D'Amerique" is an example of the Alain Resnais we all know and are flabbergasted by. The movie starts out as a faux nature documentary that turns its attention to that most educated of animals - human beings. Specifically, it is about three people - Janine(Nicole Garcia), an actress with a radical background; Jean(Roger Pierre), a government minister and Rene(Gerard Depardieu), a manager of a textile mill. The movie delves into their personal histories, backgrounds and influences(including cinema with occasional glimpses of movies starring Jean Gabin and Jean Marais), showing what role they would play in how their lives would turn out.(And are they happy with the destination once they get there?) But chance also plays a very important part, especially in the first meeting between Jean and Janine. [/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]Other directors would probably be more subtle in exploring these themes but Resnais does have a very unique approach which lends credence to my theory that we are all just lab rats on LSD.(If you have any better theories, let me know.)[/font]
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