(France/Italy, 1958, 115 minutes)
A young boy living with his parents in a modern automated household much prefers to go out with his eccentric uncle. Gentle satire of modern life, done with impeccable sense of timing but stretched a bit too much for its length.
Panoramic Films presents a Gaumont release; a Specta/Gray/Alter Films production, in co-production with Film del Centauro and Cady Films. Starring Jacques Tati (uncredited), Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servantie, Lucien Frégis, Betty Schneider, J. F. Martial, Dominique Marie, Yvonne Arnaud, Adelaide Danieli; introducing Alain Becourt; with Regis Fontenay, Claude Badolle, Max Martel, Nicolas Bataille. Directed and written by Jacques Tati, with the artistic collaboration of Jacques Lagrange, assisted by Jean l'Hote; music by Alain Romans, Franck Barcellini; director of photography (LTC), Jean Bourgoin; production designer, Henri Schmitt; costume designer, Jacques Cottin; film editor, Suzanne Baron.