My American Uncle (1980)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

My American Uncle
Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Nicole Garcia, Roger Pierre, Nelly Borgeaud

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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  • PG Rated:
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  • 17 Dec 1980 Released:
  • 28 Nov 2000 DVD Release:
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  • Jean Gruault (scenario and dialogue), Henri Laborit (writings) Writer:
  • Alain Resnais Director:
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