After War, a Witch Hunt

URANUS Directed by Claude Berri Screenplay by Claude Berri and Arlette Langmann

Politics, as we all know, makes strange bedfellows. But as a remarkably tolerant fellow named Archambaud (Jean-Pierre Marielle) discovers in Uranus, even a determinedly apolitical citizen can find himself sharing his nest with some oddly disparate ducks.

The time is spring 1945, the early days of France's liberation from German occupation. The place is a small town where a large number of people have been bombed out of their homes. As a result, Archambaud and his family have a communist (Michel Blanc) living in one room and a humanist (Philippe Noiret) living in another. And soon enough they take in a...

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