Playtime

Playtime

  COMEDY

A journey through a futuristic Paris, constructed of straight lines, modernist glass and steel high-rise buildings, multilane avenues, and cold, artificial interiors. Τwo characters keep bumping into each other in the course of a day: Barbara, a young American tourist visiting Paris with a group composed primarily of middle-aged American women, and Monsieur Hulot, a befuddled Frenchman lost in the new modernity of Paris.

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Direction: Jacques Tati
Script: Jacques Tati, Jacques Lagrange, Art Buchwald
Cinematography: Jean Badal, Andreas Winding
Editing: Gerard Pollicand
Sound: Jacques Maumont
Music: Francis Lemarque
Actors: Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden, France Rumilly, Nicole Ray
Production: Jolly Film, Italy
Producers: Bernard Maurice, Rene Silvera
Costumes: Jacques Cottin
Production Design: Eugene Roman
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Production Country: France, Italy
Production Year: 1967
Duration: 124'
Distribution in Greece: AMA Films
Bodil Awards for Best Film and Best Director, 1967

Jacques Tati

A French actor, director and writer. He introduced – and was identified with – the character of Monsieur Hulot. In only six feature films, he established a totally unique personal style, becoming one of the greatest directors in the history of cinema.

Filmography

1947 L’Ecole des facteurs (μμ/short)
1949 Jour de fete
1953 Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot
1958 Mon Oncle
1967 Playtime
1971 Trafic
1974 Parade
1978 Forza Bastia (μμ/short)