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Gai dimanche! (1935)

Director:

Jacques Berr

Writers:

Rhum, Jacques Tati (as Tati)

Stars:

Rhum, Jacques Tati
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Rhum Rhum ... (as Rhum de Medrano)
Jacques Tati ... (as Tati)
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 April 2014 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Allegra domenica See more »

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Atlantic Films See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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That Was the Idea, Anyway
6 August 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

You can't become an auteur without starting somewhere, and Jacques Tati started, like many a screen comic, in the short subjects. He first appeared on the silver screen in 1932, and by 1934, he was co-writing

In this one: Tati and Rhum de Medrano (he was, like many an aspirational French performer, usually known only by his first name) are a couple of bums who rent a bizarre open motor coach one Sunday, with a scheme to make money by motoring out to the country and offering unwary tourists rides to "the castle" with lunch included.

Although the gags in here will come as no surprise to any fan of comedy, what will surprise many -- if they have not seen Tati's work -- is their pacing. French farce is as fast-paced as any other, and to watch classic gags done at Tati's slow, off-handed, mildly fuddled pace, is .... well, I want to say a revelation, but Tati's work never struck me as particularly comic, but more as nostalgic for an era when people put up with his self-absorbed character as they went along their self-absorbed lives.


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