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France 1958
Directed by
Jacques Tati
116 minutes
Rated G

Reviewed by
Bernard Hemingway
4.5 stars

Mon Oncle, Monsieur Hulot

Mon Oncle is Tati's first colour film, featuring his Chaplinesque character, Monsieur Hulot. It's too long but is nevertheless a smartly-understated satire of the 1950's Jetsons-like ideal of contemporary chic and the high modernist Le Corbusierian vision of the house as "a machine for living". It is a must for anyone into the era's idea of interior style. It won the 1958 Special Jury Prize at Cannes and the 1959 Oscar for Best Foreign Film.

DVD Features: New digital transfer with restored image and sound and newly translated English subtitles; comes with Tati's seminal 1947 short film, L'Ecole Des Facteurs and the original theatrical trailers for Playtime, Mon Oncle and Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot.

Available from: Madman

 

 

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