Mon Oncle

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Released 1958

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Director:
Jacques Tati
Released:
1958
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Mon Oncle is a 1958 comedy about a man having difficulty with the changes happening in France after World War II. Monsieur Hulot (Jacques Tati) is a whimsical, middle-aged man who lives in a run-down neighborhood in Paris. His best friend is very likely his nine-year-old nephew, Gerard (Alain Becourt). The two of them bond over their mutual dislike of Gerard's parents, Monsieur Arpel (Jean-Pierre Zola) and Madame Arpel (Adrienne Servantie). Both are imperious, curt and in love with modernity. While Monsieur Hulot and Gerard enjoy spending their days horsing around Paris, the Arpels seem only concerned with maintaining their increasingly formal and sterile lifestyles. Eventually, they decide that they have had enough of Monsieur Hulot's frivolous life and decide it is time to civilize him. Their scheme is to get him a regular job and fix him up with a woman so that he can begin enjoying the responsibility of having a family. Will they succeed in civilizing Monsieur Hulot, or will he manage to keep his life as simple and carefree as he desires?moreless

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Comedy, Drama

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Foreign Language, Classics