Mon oncle • 1h 56m
Directed by Jacques Tati • 1958 • France, Italy
Starring Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servantie
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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Terry Jones on MON ONCLE
This introduction by actor and comedian Terry Jones was recorded in 2001.
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.