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Evening Class (1967)

Cours du soir (original title)
Jacques Tati teaches an acting class about the subtleties of certain types of people to a group of eager (but not very talented) students.

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Nicolas Ribowski (as Nicolas Rybowski)

Writer:

Jacques Tati
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Jacques Tati ... Monsieur Hulot
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Jacques Tati teaches an acting class about the subtleties of certain types of people to a group of eager (but not very talented) students.

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France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1967 (France) See more »

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Evening Class See more »

Filming Locations:

Vincennes Studios, France

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Specta Films See more »
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Color

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1.37 : 1
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This title is featured on the Criterion Collection DVD for _Playtime (1967)_, released in 2001. See more »

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Monsieur Hulot: The society lady. She generally doesn't smoke. Her cigarette floats around the room, keeping her index finger active.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Catalina Caper (1990) See more »

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I think if Tati had stood there and done absolutely nothing, some folks would have still loved it.
15 June 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I have never understood the work of Jacques Tati. His Mr. Hulot character was beloved and he made several successful films. However, I've seen several of the films and have never found his pantomiming entertaining. Now this is NOT because I hate pantomime (I love Mr. Bean) nor is it because I hate French films (they are among my very favorites)...I just don't think Hulot is funny at all. Well, I decided to try once again...and found "Evening Classes" about as funny as staring at a bowl of snot for 30 minutes.

Tati plays the Hulot character but talks quite a bit, unlike what I've seen in his other films. He's teaching an acting class and teaches such things as how to play tennis, ride a horse and trip on stairs...none of which, NONE, made me laugh or even smile. It was dry as dust and proof that Hulot-lovers will watch ANYTHING in which the character appears.


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