Mon oncle

Mon oncle

Criterion Collection Edition #111

Slapstick prevails again when Jacques Tati's eccentric, old-fashioned hero, Monsieur Hulot, is set loose in Villa Arpel, the geometric, oppressively ultramodern home of his brother-in-law, and in the antiseptic plastic hose factory where he gets a job. The second Hulot movie and Tati's first color film, MON ONCLE is a supremely amusing satire of mechanized living and consumer society that earned the director the Academy Award for best foreign-language film.

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Mon oncle
  • Mon oncle

    Directed by Jacques Tati • 1958 • France, Italy

    Slapstick prevails again when Jacques Tati's eccentric, old-fashioned hero, Monsieur Hulot, is set loose in Villa Arpel, the geometric, oppressively ultramodern home of his brother-in-law, and in the antiseptic plastic hose factory where he gets a ...

Extras

  • Terry Jones

    This introduction by actor and comedian Terry Jones was recorded in 2001.

  • My Uncle

    Director Jacques Tati created this version of MON ONCLE for English-speaking audiences, to be released concurrently with the original French version. In it, the Arpel family members converse in English, while the townspeople around them speak French. In some cases, scenes were actually reshot so ...

  • Once Upon a Time . . . MON ONCLE

    This 2008 documentary by Marie Genin and Serge July, about the making of MON ONCLE, features interviews with director Jacques Tati, filmmaker Pierre Etaix, architect Jean Nouvel, designer Philippe Stark, and director David Lynch, among many others.

  • Everything Is Beautiful: Lines, Signs, Designs

    This first segment in a three-part program from 2005, produced by Les Films de Mon Oncle, focuses on the architecture of MON ONCLE.

  • Everything Is Beautiful: Fashion

    This second segment in a three-part program from 2005, produced by Les Films de Mon Oncle, focuses on the costumes of MON ONCLE.

  • Everything Is Beautiful: Please, Have a Seat

    This final semgemtn in a three-part program from 2005, produced by Les Films de Mon Oncle, focuses on the furniture design of MON ONCLE.

  • Everything’s Connected

    In this 2013 visual essay, Jacques Tati scholar Stéphane Goudet discusses the stylistic similarities between MON ONCLE and the director’s other Monsieur Hulot vehicles PLAYTIME, TRAFIC, and MONSIEUR HULOT’S HOLIDAY.

  • 30 millions d’amis: Le Hasard de Jacques Tati

    In this 1977 episode of the French television show “30 millions d’amis,” director Jacques Tati introduces his dog, Hasard, and talks about the canine stars of MON ONCLE.