Mon oncle

Mon oncle

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French filmmaker and comedian Jacques Tati's third feature, and first in colour. The nearly dialogue-free narrative follows Tati's pipe-smoking, unemployed Monsieur Hulot as he spends his days being a bad influence on his adoring nephew and wrestling with a new world of plastics and mechanics. Concerned about his future, Hulot's relatives attempt to find him employment and pair him off with a neighbour, with little success on either front.

1958Rating: G116 minsFrance, ItalyFrench with English subtitles
ComedyWorld Cinema
Director:
Jacques Tati ('Playtime', 'Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot')
Cast:
Jacques TatiJean-Pierre ZolaAdrienne Servantie

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Mon oncle | Awards

Award Winner
Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards 1959; Jury Special Prize winner at Cannes Film Festival 1958

Mon oncle | Reviews

93%29 reviews

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Variety

Variety

Satire is not barbed or vicious and everybody can laugh at it and themselves.

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Time Out

Time Out

Unforgettably funny, wonderfully observed, and always technically brilliant.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Perceptibly contrived when it lingers too long and gets too deeply into the dullness of things mechanical.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Tati is the great philosophical tinkerer of comedy, taking meticulous care to arrange his films so that they unfold in a series of revelations and effortless delights.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Delightful, but bum-numbingly slow.

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Mon oncle | Release Details

Mon oncle is now playing in 1 cinema in Australia. Mon oncle is available to stream in Australia now on Apple TV and SBS On Demand.