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Mon oncle

(DVD - 2001 - French)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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A comedy in which the vague and clumsy M. Hulot, in contrast to his more wealthy sister and brother-in-law, is constantly at odds with the modern world.
Title: Mon oncle
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Publisher: [S.l.] : Criterion Collection, c2001
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1958
Summary: A comedy in which the vague and clumsy M. Hulot, in contrast to his more wealthy sister and brother-in-law, is constantly at odds with the modern world.
Audience: Not rated
Local Note: 30.00 NR 1958 116 min. subtitled (c.2 2/04; c.3 8/04)
ISBN: 0780023994
Branch Call Number: DVD F Mon French
Statement of Responsibility: Specta Films ; Alter Films ; Film del Centauro ; Gray-Film ; directed by Jacques Tati
Current Frequency: v
Organization of Materials: d
Performers: Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servantie, Alain Becourt.
System Details: DVD
Other Language: In French with optional English subtitles
Subject Headings: Motion pictures, French Foreign films France Feature films Comedy films
Topical Term: Motion pictures, French
Foreign films
Feature films
Comedy films
Publisher No: ONC030
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Jun 14, 2014
  • Isley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Not quite as funny as the previous film Mr. Hulot’s Holiday and not quite as completely infused with abstract intricate sight gags as the subsequent film Playtime, Mon Oncle still holds up quite well on its own as a mixture of the two. Though he’s working in the realm of the silent comedians, Tati is well on his way to taking their style to its intellectual extreme, in this, another of his masterpieces.

Apr 08, 2014
  • SteveCnyc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A powerful comment on modern life, machine world, and suburbia. Shows the contrast between the chaos of old urban life and the new with pretentious straight lines.

Sep 30, 2013
  • theorbys rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Jacques Tati was a cinematic genius, the film is remarkably and beautifully composed, scene by scene, shot by shot, in both time and space. At times it is almost kabuki. He was a true cinematic visionary genius and deeply funny to boot.

Aug 17, 2011
  • jaqmartial1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

You do not need to understand French for this Tati's movie. 1960 humour but still funny. Better than Mr Hulot and an older version of Mr Bean.

Feb 02, 2011
  • spectratone rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sweet, funny and beautiful to look at.

Dec 17, 2010
  • c_anderson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a wonderful movie, like all of Jacques Tatie's work. It is an amused observation of the conflict between modern and traditional life, and is bittersweet in its conclusions. Don't expect laugh-out-loud humour, it is quieter and deeper. The sound design is exceptional as well (especially the secretary's footsteps...)

Dec 15, 2009
  • Roundcat rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Think of a gentler, kinder Mr. Bean. His friendship with his nephew finally rubs off on the boy's father to the delight of all concerned.

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