Once a year the fair comes for one day to the little town 'Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre'. All inhabitants are scoffing at Francois, the postman, what he seems not to recognize. The rising of the... See full summary »
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 »
Directed by Jacques Tati's daughter Sophie Tatischeff, Dégustation maison is a thirteen-minute comic short shot in a café in Sainte-Sévère-sur-indre, the same town where Tati's Jour de fête... See full summary »
Monsieur Hulot curiously wanders around a high-tech Paris, paralleling a trip with a group of American tourists. Meanwhile, a nightclub/restaurant prepares its opening night, but it's still under construction.
This was Tati's last film attempt and, for decades, it curiously remained lost, much like his first film, "Oscar, champion de tenis". In 1978, the relatively obscure Italian football team, Bastia, made it to a first-time finals of the Champion's League, against PSV Eindhoven. Tati was asked by fellow friend, and club Mediterrané founder, Gilberto Trigano, to document the final match in Italy.
The film is still somewhat tati-esquire, and concentrates itself more on the outside fiesta of the town's people and nuances of the general euphoria than the game itself, which was actually interrupted by a strong rain that left a mud-covered field. But it was considered a failure, and kept at storage until the director's daughter, Sophie Tatischeff, finished and edited it in 2001, and the different artistic views are easily noticed throughout the picture.
A worth-watching film, if you can find it, as are all Tati films; do so with some regards tough, as if you expect it to wear Playtime's shoes, you'll be widely disappointed. It's still much better than Cours du Soir, at least...
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