MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,529 this week

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

Not Rated  |   |  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 4,781 users  
Reviews: 29 user | 52 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...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 06 Mar 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 28 Dec 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 28 Jan 2014
 
a list of 21 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 37 titles
created 4 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... 

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 7/10 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
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

This documentary traces Jacques Tati's rise from the Parisian Music-Hall stage to his Oscar winning films of the 1950s, the documentary then explains how Tati bet all he had on his fourth ... See full summary »

Director: Michael House
Stars: David Bellos, Martine Beugnet, Frank Black
Trafic (1971)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 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
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Charles Barrois
Stars: Jean Clairval, M. Gillet, Hennery
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Sophie Tatischeff
Stars: Dominique Lavanant, Dédé, Gilberte Géniat
Short | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Jack Forrester
Stars: Jacques Tati
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Jacques Tati
Obraz uz obraz (TV Series 1972)
Comedy | Music | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A collage talk show composed of sketches, musical numbers and celebrity guests hosted by famous Serbian actors Milena Dravic and Dragan Nikolic.

Stars: Milena Dravic, Dragan Nikolic, Dragomir Stanojevic
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 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
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

The movie was originally filmed in Thomson-color, a process that became extinct before prints of the film could be shown and was previously only available in a black and white version that was filmed as a precaution, in case the color process was not perfect. In 1995 the color copy was restored and published by Tati's daughter Sophie Tatischeff, and cinematographer François Ede. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in The Triplets of Belleville (2003) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
silent film lives on
15 September 2001 | by (illinois) – See all my reviews

A wholly enjoyable film, in which dialogue is incidental to the visual effect. I preferred black and white over colorized, and the French version over the slightly edited US version (with subtitles and the addition of an annoying artist who participates in colorizing). The real joy is watching Tati. Underneath all the great gags stirs the soul of the postman: officious, determined, mulelike. All expressed without words by a mustachioed rail of a man poised delicately on a bicycle. I was glad to see in the credits that La Poste had sponsored the restoration of the film. A French national treasure.


21 of 23 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:
?