Playtime

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  120 min.
Release Date: December 16, 1967 (limited)

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Synopsis

Jacques Tati's gloriously choreographed, nearly wordless comedies about confusion in the age of technology reached their creative apex with Playtime. For this monumental achievement, a nearly three-year-long, bank-breaking production, Tati again thrust the endearingly clumsy, resolutely old-fashioned Monsieur Hulot, along with a host of other lost souls, into a bafflingly modernist Paris.

With every inch of its superwide frame crammed with hilarity and inventiveness, Playtime is a lasting testament to a modern age tiptoeing on the edge of oblivion.

Director: Jacques Tati
Screenplay: Jacques Lagranges, Jacques Tati

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