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Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden, France Rumilly View All


Jacques Tati (Director), Jacques Lagrange (Screenplay), Jacques Tati (Screenplay), Art Buchwald (Screenplay) View All

Released: Dec. 16th, 1967
Runtime: 1 hour, 55 minutes
Clumsy Monsieur Hulot finds himself perplexed by the intimidating complexity of a gadget-filled Paris. He attempts to meet with a business contact but soon becomes lost. His roundabout journey parallels that of an American tourist, and as they weave through the inventive urban environment, they intermittently meet, developing an interest in one another. They eventually get together at a chaotic restaurant, along with several other quirky characters.
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When watching Playtime, put a footnote inside your head that says "screw basic elements of a film". I thought I would never think of it myself, because I've always loved a good story and character and required them to enjoy a film.
Daniel M
How on earth did Tati manage to construct such magnificent sets, to get buildings perfectly designed for his world? Everything is meticulously planned to perfection, the amount of cars, costumes, people themselves.
So seems to suggest the comic choreography conceived by Jacques Tati. Subtle choreography, but complex and powerful.