Rent The Short Films by Jacques Tati (2014)

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Rent The Short Films by Jacques Tati (aka On demande une brute / Gai dimanche / Soigne ton gauche / L'école des facteurs / Cours du Soir / Dégustation maison / Forza Bastia) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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If you happened to hear someone whistling along to advertisements in a cinema in the 1970s, then perhaps you came across Jacques Tati, ardent champion of the short film, which disappeared from cinemas in favour of advertisements. This series of short films reveals the individual style of Jacques Tati, mixing the ludicrous with the modern, as this skilled filmmaker invites us on a visual adventure that will change the way we see the world.

Brute Wanted (1934)
A man with ambitions of becoming an actor rehearses at home with his wife and a friend. When the troupe supposed to hire him lets him down he accepts the first contract he gets, without understanding what it entails: an actual fight with the formidable wrestling champion, Grossof le Tartare...
Joyful Sunday (1935)
Two penniless friends have the idea of buying a minibus in order to swindle tourists wanting to visit the local area. But this is only the beginning of the adventure that ensues...
Work on Your Left (1936)
Roger the farmer dreams of becoming a boxer. While he is miming a win, he is spotted and is taken to the ring. As he has no experience of boxing and doesn't know anything about this noble art, he narrowly avoids disaster.
The School for Postmen (1946)
Speed and efficiency are essential skills for any postman. In a small rural post office, three postmen, including Francois (Tati), urged on by an apoplectic superior, deconstruct and repeat each stage of the ritual involved in distributing the mail.
Evening Classes (1967)
Two men adopt the role of well-behaved students and discover the different ways of smoking a cigarette, mounting a horse and falling down the stairs. Cours Du Soir introduces to the screen for the first time several of Tati's mime sketches that were filmed on the set of PlayTime.
Home Tasting (1976)
In a small provincial town, Sophie Tatischeff films a patisserie frequented by only men, a rather distinctive 'tea room' that acts as a meeting place for regulars who come to satisfy an unacceptable passion.
Go, Bastia! (1978)
Jacques Tati was asked to direct this short film for Gilbert Trigano, president of the football club SC Bastia, and captures the sheer madness that took hold of Bastia during the final of the European Cup in April 1978.
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Fred Orain
Jacques Tati, Alfred Sauvy, Rhum, Jean-Marie Huard, Sophie Tatischeff
On demande une brute / Gai dimanche / Soigne ton gauche / L'école des facteurs / Cours du Soir / Dégustation maison / Forza Bastia
Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
146 minutes
Release Date:
Run Time:
146 minutes
French DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour and B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
  • "Professor Goudet Lessons", an analysis of Jacque Tati's films by Stephane Goudet and Simon Wallon-Brownstone

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