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Jour de Fete and Monsieur Hulot's Holiday Poster

Jour de Fete and Monsieur Hulot's Holiday

Jour de Fete ("The Big Day") is a 1949 French comedy film directed by Jacques Tati about an inept and easily distracted French mailman who frequently interrupts his duties to converse with the local inhabitants. Largely a visual comedy, Tati uses sound effects and other background noises to humorous effect. Tati's second film, Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (Mr. Hulot's Holiday), was released in 1953, following the vacation adventures of Mr. Hulot at a beach resort, lampooning several hidebound elements of the French political and social classes.