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Mon Oncle [VHS] [1958]

4.6 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews



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  • Actors: Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servantie, Alain Bécourt, Yvonne Arnaud
  • Producers: Jacques Tati
  • Format: Dubbed, Colour, Full Screen, Mono, PAL
  • Language: French
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Connoisseur
  • VHS Release Date: 24 Jan. 2000
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00004CJKR
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 294,075 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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English dubbed version

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A comic masterpiece from director-star Jacques Tati (Playtime, Traffic), this 1958 film--Tati's first in colour--reprises the carefree, oblivious title character from the director's hilarious international hit Mr. Hulot's Holiday. This time, the story finds Hulot, a self-involved twit on a constant collision with the physical world, grappling with 1950s-style progress. Visiting his sister and brother-in-law in their ultra-progressive household full of noisy gadgets and futuristic decor, Hulot inevitably has dust-ups with modernity, each one exceptionally funny. Taking a page from Buster Keaton's play book, Tati also employs his trademark techniques with sound and production design to achieve the indefinable, comic genius of his films: the rhythmic clacking of footsteps, the cartoon-panel distance of his camera frame from the heart of the action. (Why are funny things funnierwhen seen from a few extra feet away?) Tati is one of the cinema's great treasures, and Mon Oncle is unforgettable. --Tom Keogh

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