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

 -  Comedy  -  11 May 1949 (France)
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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 »

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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
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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>

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

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Many of the gags in this movie were previously used nearly identically in The School for Postmen (1947). See more »

Crazy Credits

The bicycle used by Francois gets a mention in the opening credits, along with the featured players: Peugeot model 1911. See more »

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Remake of The School for Postmen (1947) See more »

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A feast for the eye
10 February 2000 | by (Amsterdam) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this film I was amazed by its simplicity but also surprised by its competence. Its a cheerful and really funny piece of a great French actor and director, with some fine and really original scenes in it. This comic masterpiece about a day in a picturesque little French village, in which the postman Francois is being followed, on his daily tour, when a carnival is taking place. The speed of the modern way of life is brilliantly compared by the typical easy calm French way. Francois symbolizes this old way by doing everything slow and wrong on and off his bicycle. The little but creative stunts are really figured out for that time and are inspired by Buster Keaton and have a little touch of Chaplin in them.

The uniqueness of the film is that the story is creating itself. As the day follows we get to know the village and it's inhabitants and we are also learn a small lesson by a little old lady with a goat.

Surely a must see!


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