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Playtime (1967)

France 124m, Colour
Director: Jacques Tati; Cast: Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek

Play_TimeGorgeously photographed, Playtime is an unusual comedy which is filled with supporting characters, and no real star, save Monsieur Hulot, who wanders in and out of the many busy scenes which satirize modernity and American tourists. Filled with subtle sight gags which are supported by sound effects, Playtime relies on the continuous movement of its characters in and out of various physical settings. Designed as a voyeuristic experience, Playtime is a highly stylized film intricately designed and staged that relies neither on dialogue or plot (Klaus Ming May 2015).


2 comments on “Playtime (1967)

  1. nicolaskrizan

    Visually this is amazing, but otherwise I find it too long and unfunny.

    • Klaus

      Definitely a slow moving understated form of comedy. There are so many small things happening in just about every scene that can be appreciated – though are unlikely to bring more than a smile to most faces 🙂

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