Owing to the popularity of my last Jacques Tati clip from Monsieur Hulot's Holiday, here a couple of clips from Mon Oncle that are supposed to illustrate the absurdity of modern life, in the 1950s.
Jacques Tati plays M. Hulot and M. Hulot occasionally visits his sister in her modern house, Villa Arpel. He is very out of place. The first clip is where M Hulot lives and the second where his sister lives. Oh, ok, I will be away for a bit, so I will add another, where M Hulot struggles with his sister's modern kitchen. Have your sound on but don't trouble if the sound is out of sync. Sound was important in Mon Oncle. Understanding what was said never was.
Click here to see the Paris Centquatre art centre recreation of Villa Arpel.