My American Uncle

Mon oncle d’Amérique

French surgeon, neurobiologist, writer, and philosopher Henri Laborit, uses the life stories of three people in order to examine behaviorist theories: René is a director at a fabrics factory who must confront the anxiety caused by his job; Janine is a self-taught actress who learns that her lover’s wife is dying and has to decide whether she will let him go back to her; Jean, an upstart writer and politician, finds himself at a key crossroads in his life. Human relationships perceived as a laboratory experiment, in one of the most special films by a legendary filmmaker.

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Direction: Alain Resnais
Script: Jean Gruault, Henri Laborit
Cinematography: Sacha Vierny
Editing: Albert Jurgenson
Sound: Georges Prat, Jean-Pierre Ruh
Music: Arié Dzierlatka
Actors: Roger Pierre, Nicole Garcia, Gérard Depardieu, Pierre Arditi
Production: Philippe Dussart, Andrea Films, TF1
Producers: Roger Corman, Philippe Dussart, Christian Lentretien
Costumes: Catherine Leterrier
Make Up: Marie-Hélène Yastchenkoff
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France
Production Year: 1980
Duration: 125'
Contact: mk2

Alain Resnais

Alain Resnais was born on June 3, 1922 in Vannes, Morbihan, France as Alain Pierre Marie Jean Georges Resnais. He was a director and editor, known for Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959), Same Old Song (1997) and My American Uncle (1980). He was married to Sabine Azéma and Florence Malraux. He died on March 1, 2014 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France.


1959 Hiroshima Mon Amour
1961 Last Year at Marienbad
1963 Muriel
1966 The War Is Over
1968 I Love You, I Love You
1974 Stavisky
1980 My American Uncle
1986 Mélo 1997 Same Old Song 2003 Not on the Lips 2006 Private Fears in Public Places
2009 Wild Grass