Monsieur Hulot has to contact an American official in Paris, but he gets lost in the maze of modern architecture which is filled with the latest technical gadgets. Caught in the tourist invasion, Hulot roams around Paris with a group of American tourists, causing chaos in his usual manner. (Source: imdb)
Considered by many to be Jacques Tati’s masterpiece, PlayTime is a perfectly orchestrated city symphony. Shot on 70mm on a huge constructed set of concrete, glass and steel, the film was the most ambitious project Tati ever took on. Now diligently restored in-line with the filmmaker’s particular, perfectionist approach, audiences can once again enjoy the expansive scope of his comic vision.
Certificate: U Distributor: Park Circus
Dir. Jacques Tati, France/Italy, 1967, 115 mins, some subtitles
Cast: Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden