Directed by: Jacques Tati
Countries & Regions: France
Studio: British Film Institute
Region: Region 2
Released: 29 November 2004
Cat No: BFIVD604
Screen ratio 1:1.33
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French film-maker and actor Jacques Tati reprises his character Monsieur Hulot from his 1953 film ’Mr. Hulot’s Holiday’. Hulot lives in a... Read More
A poetic satire on man against machine. "Extraordinary unforgettably funny, wonderfully observed, and always technically brilliant" Time Out.
Tati the silent genius. As a child, I never could see anything funny in the films of Jacques Tati. Later in life I stumbled across the sublime La Jour da Fete and suddenly this man's genius dawned on me.
Whilst this film remains my firm favourite, Mon Oncle runs a very close second. I have a number of friends today, who handle modern technology with the hilarious awkwardness of "mon oncle".
Watch this film and you will have the smile of someone whose cheeks are stuffed with marshmallows.