Rent Jour De Fete (1949)

3.8 of 5 from 80 ratings
1h 16min
Rent Jour De Fete (aka The Big Day) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
A festive day in Sainte-Severe: the fairground entertainers have arrived, accompanied by their caravans, a merry-go-round and even a travelling cinema, showing the awe-struck villagers a documentary on the modern methods of the American postal service. With his old bicycle and single-minded resolve, Francois, the local postman (Jacques Tati) does his best to emulate his American colleagues.
Actors:
, , , Santa Relli, Maine Vallée, , Delcassan, , , Roger Rafal, Alexandre Wirtz
Directors:
Producers:
Fred Orain, André Paulvé
Writers:
Jacques Tati, Henri Marquet
Aka:
The Big Day
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
Classics, Comedy
Countries:
France, Classics, Comedy
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/11/2004
Run Time:
76 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Original trailers for Les Vacances de M. Hulot, Mon Oncle and Playtime
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/10/2012
Run Time:
244 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
Colour and B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • "American Style", an analytical film by Stephane Goudet (81 Mins)
  • Trailer

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Reviews (1) of Jour De Fete

Fun - Jour De Fete review by JD

Spoiler Alert
24/12/2011

If you are the sort of minority interest viewer who is not put off by the fact that this is subtitled, family viewing and filmed in 1949, then this is just for you. Witty, light-hearted innocent and wonderfully evocative of a holiday in rural France. By 'ek you can smell the sun on t' olive tree. The postman character is slap stick, but in a manner quite different to Keaton/Chaplin. Much more personable, and distinctly French. Although it is entirely suitable viewing for any age the humour would be lost on viewers between 8 and 20.

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