Jaques Tati's multi-award-winning third feature, Mon Oncle - a satirical assault on the twin targets of efficiency and the modern world - confirmed his reputation as the foremost comic artist of his day. Tati's second outing as the accident-prone M. Hulot takes him to Paris where the aggressively high-tech lifestyle of his relatives, the Arpels, is contrasted with his old-fashioned ways in a scruffy part of town. Young Gerard Arpel is very fond of his gauche uncle and the children in his neighbourhood but his disapproving parents resolve to get Hulot a job or a wife. The disastrous outcome is a masterpiece of design and symmetry and of technically brilliant gags. The heart-warming ending is true to Tati's vision of the modern world as a confusing place that is ultimately fulll of charm and humanity.
- Region B
- My Uncle (Jacques Tati, 1984): the English version of Mon Oncle shot simultaneously
- Mon Oncle trailer (DVD only)
- Fully illustrated booklet with film notes and credits