Mon Oncle

France | 1958 | 116 min | PG


Monsieur Hulot pays a visit to his sister and her family, but their ultramodern, mechanically-wired home the Villa Arpel soon reveals itself to be adversarial to humans.

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The first of Jacques Tati’s films to be released in colour, Mon Oncle’s deadpan slapstick satire of modernism, materialism, and technology features Jacques Lagrange’s artistic collaboration on screenplay and set design and won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Director: Jacques Tati
Cast: Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola and Adrienne Servantie


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