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The School for Postmen (1947)

L'école des facteurs (original title)
School for Postmen" is a 1947 short film directed and starring Jacques Tati, playing a French postman adamant to prove he can be just as fast as American postmen at delivering mail.

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School for Postmen" is a 1947 short film directed and starring Jacques Tati, playing a French postman adamant to prove he can be just as fast as American postmen at delivering mail.

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This short film is featured on the Criterion Collection DVD for Mon Oncle (1958), released in 2001. See more »

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14 November 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

School for Postmen (1947)

*** (out of 4)

Tati short has him playing a postman who will stop at nothing to get the mail delivered quickly. This was my first film from Tati and after hearing many comparisons to Chaplin it's easy to see why. I really loved the way he went for broke when it came to the humor in the film and that includes a wide range of gags ranging from literally riding his bike on the back of a truck to avoiding death by cutting in front of cars. I know Tati remade this with Jour de Fete but this short is still worth seeing. It really does play out a lot like a Chaplin short from the 1920s as Tati's character never says much of anything and him constantly getting into one mess after another makes for a sweet natured character that I really enjoyed. I'm still not quite sure how they got the bicycle to drive by itself but it was certainly a great gag.


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