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My American Uncle

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Original title
Mon oncle d'Amérique
Running time
123 min.
France France
Jean Gruault
Arié Dzierlatka
Sacha Vierny
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Philippe Dussart / Andrea Films / TF1
Drama. Comedy | Comedy-Drama. Ensemble Film
Synopsis / Plot
Prof. Henri Laborit uses the stories of the lives of three people to discuss behaviorist theories of survival, combat, rewards and punishment, and anxiety. René is a technical manager at a textile factory and must face the anxiety caused by corporate downsizing. Janine is a self-educated actress/stylist who learns that the wife of her lover is dying and must decide to let them reunite. Jean is a controversial career-climbing writer/politician at a crossroads in life.
1980: Nominated for Oscar: Best Original Screenplay
1980: Cannes Film Festival: Grand Prize of the Jury and FIPRESCI Prize
1980: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Screenplay
1980: César Awards: 6 nominations including Best Film
1980: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Foreign Film. 3 Nominations
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