Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden, France Rumilly
Jacques Tati (Director), Jacques Lagrange (Screenplay), Jacques Tati (Screenplay), Art Buchwald (Screenplay)
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.
I first saw Jacques Tati's Playtime about a month back, I really appreciated the concept but often I would doze off or get frustrated looking for / understanding the jokes throughout (which it's supp...
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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.
Tatis style seems like a major blueprint for the offbeat charm (a tough word not to use with Tati) found in Jeunet (& Caro) movies, Sylvan Chomet movies (who used Tatis likeness in a wonderful movie called The Illusionist), and of course, Mr.