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France, Italy · 1967
1h 55m
Director Jacques Tati
Starring Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden, France Rumilly
Genre Comedy

Attempting to meet with a business contact, the lovable, clumsy, and old-fashioned Monsieur Hulot finds himself perplexed by the intimidating complexity of a gadget-filled Paris, and soon becomes lost in the big city.

Stream PlayTime

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Tati is not an active satirist nor does he use slapstick. He has assimilated the greats but is an individual comic talent who builds meticulous gags founded on a gentle, anarchic individualism that is always sympathetic, personal and, above all, funny and constantly inventive.


Time Out by Dave Calhoun

French actor-filmmaker Jacques Tati’s 1967 masterpiece still holds up as a feast of subtle sight gags, playful noise and, above all, visual wonders.


The A.V. Club by Keith Phipps

Tati's most elaborate film, Playtime stands as his masterpiece, an awe-inspiring work of intricate choreography with a heart to match its technical expertise.


The New Yorker by Richard Brody

Emotions, identities, and even bodily functions are distorted by the mechanized uniformity, but Tati’s despair is modulated by a sense of wonder.


Chicago Sun-Times by Roger Ebert

Instead of plot it has a cascade of incidents, instead of central characters it has a cast of hundreds, instead of being a comedy it is a wondrous act of observation. It occupies no genre and does not create a new one. It is a filmmaker showing us how his mind processes the world around him.

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