A film by Jacques Tati
Jaques Tati’s multi-award-winning third feature, Mon Oncle – a satirical assault on the twin targets of efficiency and the modern world – confirmed his reputation as the foremost comic artist of his day. Tati’s second outing as the accident-prone M. Hulot takes him to Paris where the aggressively high-tech lifestyle of his relatives, the Arpels, is contrasted with his old-fashioned ways in a scruffy part of town. Young Gerard Arpel is very fond of his gauche uncle and the children in his neighbourhood but his disapproving parents resolve to get Hulot a job or a wife. The disastrous outcome is a masterpiece of design and symmetry and of technically brilliant gags. The heart-warming ending is true to Tati’s vision of the modern world as a confusing place that is ultimately full of charm and humanity.
- Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition.
- My Uncle (Jacques Tati, 1984): the English version of Mon Oncle shot simultaneously.
- Mon Oncle trailer (DVD only).
- Fully illustrated booklet with film notes and credits.
Original aspect ratio
- 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories
- B - Includes most European and Middle-Eastern countries, all of Africa, Australia and New Zealand