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Dir. Jacques Tati. France, 1967. 2h 4m. French/subs. Starring Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden, France Rumilly, France Delahalle, Valerie Camille.

Clumsy Monsieur Hulot finds himself perplexed by the intimidating complexity of modern Paris. Tati’s comedy masterpiece is famed for its enormous set, which he had built specially, as well as his trademark use of subtle, yet elaborate visual gags.

‘'French actor-filmmaker Jacques Tati’s 1967 masterpiece still holds up as a feast of subtle sight gags, playful noise and, above all, visual wonders.’ ★★★★★ Dave Calhoun, Time Out

'Comedy has rarely been so intricate, incisive and inspired.’ ★★★★★ David Parkinson, Empire