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A silent movie made ages after silent era. One of his early masterpieces on a splendid blu ray
on 11 October 2015
One of his masterpieces although I prefer stuff like Playtime, which really allowed Tati to express all his potential both in terms of photography, vision/perception of the world and ability to direct multiple situations in a single scene.
Here he is more geniusly focused on his main character and the absurd and visually comical adventure on a summer holiday.
You see how gently his story is told, the story of an "alien" not belonging to the common and middle class world, and, despite that, not surrendering to it even when trying to establish a "contact" in his everyday life.
Partially belonging to the glorious club of silent movies stars (although this is more a "few words movie") whose Tati is definitely one of the most representative and highest members, he refreshed that tradition just by making a film like that years after that era elapsed, and based all his cinema on that. Out of this world, out of time, and therefore always valid and enjoyable.