Directed by Jacques Tati
Running time: 120 minutes
Play Time (1967) is French director Jacques Tati's near wordless comedy about confusion in the age of technology. The film follows the adventures of Monsieur Hulot, Tati's endearing buffoon (played by himself), and a group of American tourists let loose in a futuristic Paris of glass and steel. Shot on 70mm in near monochrome steely grey in a mini city that was purpose built for the film, it is Tati's most ambitious and technically complex work, aiming, despite its hilarity, to expose the chaos behind the slick gloss of the contemporary city. Unpopular at the time of release and contributing to Tati's financial problems in the latter part of his career this surreal vision of modern life is regarded by many as his enduring comic masterpiece
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