OH MY GOD! This is pure genius! After three “well I can see how that might be interesting” shorts, we’ve finally got one directed by Tati himself, and it’s brilliant.
But… he repeated some of these gags for Jour de fête, which was released just a couple of years later. So this is like a … trailer.
Wow, that was brilliant. OK, it might just be a run-through (or proof of concept) for Jour de fête, but it’s hilarious. There’s a couple of gags that don’t quite land, but I laughed a lot.
School for Postmen. Jacques Tati. 1947. ⚅