The Big Day (Jour De Fete)

Rated NR 70 min. 1997

In Jacques Tati's charming -- and essentially plotless -- pre-Hulot first feature, Tati is Francois, a contented and happy postman in a small, unhurried French village. Francois is at ease with his job and leisurely performs his duties, peddling away on his rounds upon his beloved bicycle. Things perk up when a traveling carnival arrives in town. One of the attractions at the carnival is a film depicting the United States Postal Service's fast and efficient postal delivery system. The narrator in the film exhorts, Rapidite, rapidite. Francois takes up the call, and attempts to Americanize his work style.~ Paul Brenner, All Movie Guide

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Director: Jacques Tati

Cast: Guy Decomble, Jacques Tati, Paul Frankeur, Santa Relli and Maine Vallee

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