My American Uncle
|My American Uncle|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Alain Resnais|
|Produced by||Philippe Dussart|
The didactic film is built around the ideas of French physician, writer and philosopher Henri Laborit, who plays himself in the film. It uses the stories of three people to illustrate Laborit's theories on evolutionary psychology regarding the relationship of self and society.
René leaves the family farm to become an executive at a French textile firm. Janine leaves her proletarian family behind to become an actress who becomes involved with Jean, a well-educated bourgeois writer/politician. All three characters face difficult choices in life-changing situations that are designed to illuminate Laborit's ideas.
- Gérard Depardieu as René Ragueneau
- Nicole Garcia as Janine Garnier
- Roger Pierre as Jean Le Gall
- Nelly Borgeaud as Arlette Le Gall
- Pierre Arditi as Zambeaux
- Gérard Darrieu as Léon Veestrate
- Philippe Laudenbach as Michel Aubert
- Marie Dubois as Thérèse Ragueneau
- Henri Laborit as Himself
- "Festival de Cannes: Mon oncle d'Amérique". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.
- My American Uncle at the Internet Movie Database
- My American Uncle at Rotten Tomatoes
- Mon Oncle D'Amérique at the New York Times