MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 19,539 this week

Jour de Fete (1949)
"Jour de fête" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  11 May 1949 (France)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 4,525 users  
Reviews: 28 user | 42 critic

Once a year the fair comes for one day to the little town 'Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre'. All inhabiters are scoffing at Francois, the postman, what he seems not to recognize. The rising of the ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 06 Mar 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 15 Feb 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 25 May 2013
 
list image
a list of 46 titles
created 07 Jul 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Jour de Fete" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Jour de Fete (1949)

Jour de Fete (1949) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Jour de Fete.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A boxer is out in the country with his entourage, training for his next fight. Meanwhile, on the farm nearby, Roger is neglecting his chores. As he watches the boxer and his sparring ... See full summary »

Director: René Clément
Stars: Jacques Tati, Max Martel, Louis Robur
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Monsieur Hulot comes to a beachside hotel for a vacation, where he accidentally (but good-naturedly) causes havoc.

Director: Jacques Tati
Stars: Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud, Louis Perrault
Comedy | Romance | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

On the eve of her 16th birthday, Sylvie's father needs cash to stay in his castle so he sells Sylvie's favorite thing, a painting of Alain, the lover of Sylvie's grandmother, killed in a ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Autant-Lara
Stars: Odette Joyeux, François Périer, Pierre Larquey
Mon Oncle (1958)
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law, and nephew, but he can't quite fit into the surroundings.

Director: Jacques Tati
Stars: Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servantie
Trafic (1971)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Mr. Hulot drives a recreational vehicle from Paris to Amsterdam in his usual comic, disasterous style.

Director: Jacques Tati
Stars: Jacques Tati, Marcel Fraval, Honoré Bostel
Playtime (1967)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Tati
Stars: Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Jacques Tati
Stars: Jacques Tati, Paul Demange
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Jacques Tati teaches an acting class about the subtleties of certain types of people to a group of eager (but not very talented) students.

Director: Nicolas Ribowski
Stars: Jacques Tati, Alain Fayner, Marc Monjou
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Charles Barrois
Stars: Jean Clairval, M. Gillet, Hennery
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

During World War I, the star-crossed affair of an underage French student with a woman engaged to a soldier.

Director: Claude Autant-Lara
Stars: Micheline Presle, Gérard Philipe, Denise Grey
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Sophie Tatischeff
Stars: Dominique Lavanant, Dédé, Gilberte Géniat
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Jacques Tati
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
François, le facteur
Guy Decomble ...
Roger
Paul Frankeur ...
Marcel
Santa Relli ...
Germaine
Maine Vallée ...
Jeannette
Robert Balpo ...
Le châtelain
Delcassan ...
La commère
Jacques Beauvais ...
Le cafetier
Valy ...
Edith
Roger Rafal ...
Le coiffeur
Alexandre Wirtz
Edit

Storyline

Once a year the fair comes for one day to the little town 'Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre'. All inhabiters are scoffing at Francois, the postman, what he seems not to recognize. The rising of the flagstaff under his direction nearly leads into a catastrophy - but everybody tells him, how important his work is. Sneering up Francois continues in the evening of the festive day. Made drunk, some 'friends' persuade him to watch a short-movie in a tent. This film is a stunt-show, covered as 'The modern delivery-techniques of the US-post. Francois takes it serious, not recognizing being teased. Next day, after getting sober in a goods wagon, he reorganizes his own delivery-methods. He has not the equipment, as his ideals in the short-movie have, but using only his bicycle, he makes good, funny progresses. Written by Christian Wenger <wenger@ls7.informatik.uni-dortmund.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 May 1949 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Holiday  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema) | (1960) | (restored)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(original release)| (Thomsoncolor) (alternate version, first released after restoration in 1995)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

After two short films, this was the first feature length film directed by Jacques Tati. See more »

Crazy Credits

Alexandre Wirtz has an actor credit in black and white version only. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Unfaithful (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Gentle, sharp-eyed, teeming with life
7 June 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This first, non-Hulot comedy feature by France's Tati, who derives from the silent greats and can keep company with them too, centers on his gangly bicycling postman Francois, mingling with the many and varied denizens of a tiny, ancient French village. When the carnival comes to town, a tent cinema shows a movie of the hilariously high-tech, high-speed, muscleman American postmen, the insecure Francois first gets very drunk and then is seized with the urge to do his job very, very fast. Gentle, sharp-eyed, teeming with life, this isn't even regarded as one of his best, but after trying for years this screening finally brought me around to LOVING Tati. For one thing it's a love letter to bicycles, a sure sell for the surprisingly large Bike Week audience that came out to Cinecycle for this screening. For another thing there are more articulated personalities in this movie than there are in any dozen current releases; EVERYONE is acutely drawn, from the woman in the high window to the recurring character of the buzzing bug. It's a goddam tapestry of humanity, and as a result it's positively moving as well as laugh-out-loud funny. It's also very cinematic in spite of its antiquity, most obviously in some out-of-nowhere colorization, but also in compositions that pay off in a much less rigidly controlled way than any comparable American comedy - the good stuff is often happening in the corner of the frame, like a good Mad comic with a halo.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Criterion DVD Sir_Luke
Runaway Bicycle a-wallbank
Awful colorization cadrega_82
Region 1 dvd available? cyclechik63
Inanimate object gets a credit victor08
Discuss Jour de Fete (1949) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?