Mon Oncle


(out of 5)

 continues the adventures of his popular character Monsieur Hulot. This time Hulot takes on the modern world when his sister and her husband buy themselves a super-futuristic house complete with instant oven and antiseptic pebble garden. Thinking him behind the times in his charmingly rustic existence, his brother-in-law gets him a job at his plastics factory. In the meantime, Hulot’s precocious young nephew keeps company with him as he’s the only adult that he can relate to, and their silly adventures make up the bulk of this sometimes delightful, sometimes exasperating French comedy.

Specta Films, Gray-Film, Alter Films, Film del Centauro, Cady Films, Gaumont Distribution

France/Italy, 1958

Directed by

Screenplay by Jacques Tati, collaboration with

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by ,

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards:  1958

Cannes Film Festival:  1958


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