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Overview

Five years after his first appearance, Jacques Tati's M. Hulot returns with Mon Oncle, a film set along the dividing line between Paris' past and its future. Aligned (as is the film) with the former, Hulot lives in a colorful, overpopulated Parisian neighborhood and, lacking employment, spends his days waiting to pick up his adoring nephew from school, and subsequently escorting him to his parents' ultra-modern house. Filled with gadgets, some turned on only to impress the neighbors, the house seems designed specifically to frustrate Hulot, who unwittingly disrupts its operations at every opportunity. Concerned about his future, Hulot's relatives attempt to find him gainful employment and pair him off with a neighbor, with little success on either front. The nearly dialogue-free film is less concerned with the family's attempts as they relate to an overall plot, and more interested in how they play into its overall scheme of contrasts and allow for Tati's unmistakable sight-and-sound gag set pieces. ~ Keith Phipps

Product Details

Release Date: 10/16/2015
UPC: 0622406141097
Original Release: 1958
Source: Imports
Sales rank: 13,230

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jacques Tati Monsieur Hulot
Jean-Pierre Zola Monsieur Arpel
Alain Becourt Gerald Arpel
Adrienne Servantie Mme. Arpel
Lucien Frégis M. Pichard
Betty Schneider Betty, Landlord's Daughter
Michel Goyot Car Salesman
Yvonne Arnaud Georgette the Maid
Nicolas Bataille Worker
Loriot Actor
Claude Badolle Flea market dealer
Adelaide Danielli Mme. Pichard
André Dino Sweep
Dominique Marie Neighbor
J.F. Martial Walter
Denise Peronne Mademoiselle Fevrier

Technical Credits
Jacques Tati Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Suzanne Baron Editor
Jean Bourgoin Cinematographer
Pierre Etaix Art Director

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Mon Oncle 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
rsrey More than 1 year ago
I love the futuristic kitchen and the house designed for "convenience"... with the husband and wife twisting themselves into knots to keep the house running... and my husband loves the dogs running around at the beginning of the film.
Lynmar More than 1 year ago
Loved the mixed of simple and complicated/sophisticated lives!!!!
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