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Mon Oncle d'Amérique / My American Uncle

Mon Oncle d'Amérique / My American Uncle

A Feature film by Alain Resnais

Produced by Andrea films

Release in France : 21/05/1980

    Synopsis

    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.

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    Actors (47)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Andrea films

    French distribution :

    Gaumont

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    MK2 Films

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    International releases (2)

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    Full credits (12)

    Assistant directors :

    Guy Pinon, Florence Malraux, Jean Léon

    Associate Producer :

    Christian Lentretien

    Director of Photography :

    Sacha Vierny

    Assistant Operators :

    François Catonné, Arthur Cloquet

    Music Composer :

    Arié Dzierlatka

    Costume designer :

    Catherine Leterrier

    Producer :

    Philippe Dussart

    Screenwriter :

    Jean Gruault

    Sound recordists :

    Jean-Pierre Ruh, Georges Prat

    Editor :

    Albert Jurgenson

    Production Designer :

    Jacques Saulnier

    Sound Mixer :

    Jacques Maumont

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Psychological comedy

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1980

    French release :

    21/05/1980

    Runtime :

    2 h 5 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    51541

    Visa issue date :

    20/05/1980

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color and Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (6)

    Academy Awards - 1981

    Academy Awards (United States, 1981)

    Selection

    Nomination for Best Original Screenplay : Jean Gruault

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1981

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1981)

    Selection (6)

    Best Film

    Best Actress : Nicole Garcia

    Best Director : Alain Resnais

    Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Jean Gruault

    Best Cinematography : Sacha Vierny

    Best Production Design : Jacques Saulnier

    Venice International Film Festival  - 1980

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1980)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1980

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1980)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Awards (2)

    French Syndicate of Cinema Critics - 1980

    French Syndicate of Cinema Critics (1980)

    Awards

    French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Price

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1980

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1980)

    Awards (2)

    Grand Prize

    FIPRESCI Award