- Original title
Playtime (Play Time)
- Running time
- 155 min.
Jacques Tati, Jacques Lagrange
Jean Badal, Andréas Winding
Spectra Films / Jolly Film
Comedy | Satire. Sequel
- Synopsis / Plot
- Playtime takes as its setting an ultra-modern Paris where familiar landmarks appear only as fleeting reflections in the new buildings of glass and steel. Alternating between Hulot and a group of American tourists, Tati exploits the chaos just below the overly ordered surface of this brave new world. Again moving from one nearly wordless episode to another, Tati sends his alter ego off to make an appointment in a whirring, featureless office complex. He subsequently moves on to an exhibition of new inventions, meets an old friend at an aquarium-like apartment, wreaks havoc in a snooty new restaurant, and, again, almost falls in love.
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