Slapstick prevails again when Jacques Tati's eccentric, old- fashioned hero, Monsieur Hulot, is set loose in Villa Arpel, the geometric, oppressively ultramodern home of his brother-in-law, and in the antiseptic plastic hose factory where he gets a job. The second Hulot movie and Tati's first color film, Mon oncle is a supremely amusing satire of mechanized living and consumer society that earned the director the Academy Award for best foreign-language film.
Introduction by actor and comedian Terry Jones
My Uncle, director Jacques Tati's 1958 reedited, English-language version of the film
Once Upon a Time . . . "Mon oncle," an hour-long documentary from 2008 on the making of the film
Everything Is Beautiful, a three-part program from 2005 on the film's fashion, architecture, and furniture design
Everything's Connected, a 2013 visual essay by Tati expert Ste?phane Goudet comparing Mon oncle to the other Monsieur Hulot films
"Le Hasard de Jacques Tati," a 1977 French television episode featuring an interview with Tati about his dog, Hasard, and the canine stars of Mon oncle