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Jour de Fête

This movie is a mixture of very funny and accomplished physical humour and… well… cringe stuff. I can’t stand the cringe. But the physical humour is very funny indeed.

I’ve only seen one Tati movie before: Playtime, which was totally magnificent. This is Tati’s first movie, so I probably had exaggerated expectations… but… while Playtime was exquisite, this movie seems kinda… normal?

There’s nothing in the mise en scene here that’s extraordinary, I think?

But it is funny.

Jour de Fête. Jacques Tati. 1949.

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