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Jour de Fête ()

Jour de fête (original title)
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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 more »

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Guy Decomble ...
Roger
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Marcel
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Germaine
Maine Vallée ...
Jeannette
Delcassan ...
La commère
Roger Rafal ...
Le coiffeur
Jacques Beauvais ...
Le cafetier (as Beauvais)
Alexandre Wirtz
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Balpo ...
Le châtelain (uncredited)
Jacques Cottin ...
Brass Band Member in 'Bondu' Café (uncredited)
César ...
Un figurant (uncredited)
Gisèle Lamy ...
Young girl on the way to fairground (uncredited)
Jean-Claude Laruelle ...
Child in front of the merry-go-round (uncredited)
Thérèse Lassaunière ...
Young Woman on cart (uncredited)
Henri Marquet ...
Le boucher (uncredited)
Jacques Pasquet ...
Bit part (uncredited)
André Pierdel ...
Man with boater hat in village square (uncredited)
Thérèse Raveau ...
Traveling Picture Show Cashier (uncredited)
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François le facteur (uncredited)
Valy ...
Edith (uncredited)
Madame Vilatte ...
Woman Farmer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jacques Tati

Written by

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Jacques Tati ... (writer) and
Henri Marquet ... (writer)
 
René Wheeler ... (writer)

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Michel Chauvin ... delegate producer
Fred Orain ... producer
André Paulvé ... producer
Pierre Tati ... assistant delegate producer

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Jean Yatove

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Jacques Mercanton
Jacques Sauvageot

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Marcel Morreau
Sophie Tatischeff

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Pierre Berlot ... color timer
Benjamin Bleton ... assistant editor
Camille Laurenti-Ede ... assistant editor

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René Moulaert

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Jacques Cottin

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André Pierdel ... property master

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Xavier Bonneyrat ... assistant sound editor
Saveria Deloire ... sound editor
Thomas Lefèvre ... sound editor
Jacques Maumont ... sound

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Isabelle Plazanet ... digital restoration
Yves Tulli ... digital restoration

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Jean Castagnier ... assistant camera (as Castagnier)
Nicolas Citovitch ... assistant camera (as Citovich)
Marcel Franchi ... camera operator
André Marquette ... assistant camera (as Marquete)
Roger Moride ... assistant camera (as Moride)
Jean Mousselle ... camera operator

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Lydie Noël ... script supervisor
Jeannette Contamin ... stand-in: Maine Vallée (uncredited)

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Gerard Alaux ... thanks
Michelle Aubert ... thanks
Claude Cadet ... thanks
Jean Mousselle ... thanks
Jacques Pasquet ... thanks
André Pierdel ... thanks
Pierre-Jean Thevon ... thanks
Claude Ventura ... thanks

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Plot Summary

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 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

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Also Known As
  • Jour de Fête (United States)
  • The Big Day (World-wide, English title)
  • Jour de Fête (World-wide, English title)
  • Día de fiesta (Spain)
  • Vandaag is 't feest (Netherlands)
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  • 70 min
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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 »
Movie Connections Edited into Une vague nouvelle (1999). 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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