Mon oncle Film Still

Mon oncle

Jacques Tati

 
Mon oncle (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $29.95

Out of Print
  • France
  • 1958
  • 116 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.37:1
  • French
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  • Spine #111

Slapstick prevails when Jacques Tati’s eccentric hero Monsieur Hulot is let loose in the ultramodern home of his brother-in-law, and in an antiseptic factory that manufactures plastic hose. Tati directs and stars in the second entry of the Hulot series, a delightful satire of mechanized living.

Cast

Monsieur HulotJacques Tati
Monsieur Arpel Jean-Pierre Zola
Madame ArpelAdrienne Servantie
Monsieur PichardLucien Frégis
Betty, landlord's daughter Betty Schneider
WalterJ.F. Martial
NeighborDominique Marie
Georgette, the maidYvonne Arnaud
Madame PichardAdélaïde Danieli
Gerald ArpelAlain Bécourt
Braces dealerRégis Fontenay

Credits

DirectorJacques Tati
Artistic collaborationJacques Lagrange
ProducerLouis Dolivet
CinematographyJean Bourgoin
SetsHenri Schmitt
MusicAlain Romans and Frank Barcellini

Disc Features

  • Spectacular digital transfer, with restored image and sound
  • Video introduction by writer, director and performer Terry Jones
  • L’école des facteurs, the 1947 short film directed by and starring Jacques Tati
  • New and improved English subtitle translation

    Cover based on a theatrical poster

Film Essays

Mon oncle

By Matt Zoller SeitzJanuary 05, 2004

When you first see Monsieur Hulot, the whimsical wanderer played by Jacques Tati in the . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Mon oncle

By Alan RichJuly 01, 1990

We first met Mr. Hulot on a holiday, at a rundown seaside resort hotel, a loner but hardly a . . . Read more »

Clippings

TATI’S RIGHT-HAND MAN

June 10, 2009

There’s a cornucopia for Tati fans over at Kristin Thompson and David Bordwell’s blog, . . . Read more »


On Five

APRIL IN TATIVILLE

By Alexandre MabilonApril 22, 2009

Some of you might have seen the news item on our website regarding the Jacques Tati “ . . . Read more »


News

Sometimes a Pipe . . .

April 19, 2009

More than fifty years after he first appeared on-screen, it seems that Monsieur Hulot has . . . Read more »


News

JACQUES TATI: A SORTA CENTENNIAL

April 06, 2009

Paris is turning into Tativille starting tomorrow, April 8, until August 2, with the . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Mon oncle

By Matt Zoller SeitzJanuary 05, 2004

When you first see Monsieur Hulot, the whimsical wanderer played by Jacques Tati in the . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Mon oncle

By Alan RichJuly 01, 1990

We first met Mr. Hulot on a holiday, at a rundown seaside resort hotel, a loner but hardly a . . . Read more »