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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

Release: 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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For those of you who haven't seen this film yet: drop films from your watchlist and put Playtime as a main priority.
Daniel M
I want to watch this film again already, and I can feel this becoming one of my all time favourite films that I will watch over and over again, spotting delightful new things every time.
A particularly eloquent proposal from such perspective, the notion of plot is very faint and the distance between the viewer and the human subjects within the film is so large that I almost feel like I'm watching a laboratory experiment where the effects of modern technology and architecture on human relations are dissected.