The Complete Jacques Tati - Blu-Ray 1. Jour de fête (1949) [The Criterion Collection]
Blu-Ray | BDMV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~22.0 Mbps | 1hr 27mn | 46,5 GB
French: LPCM Audio, 1 ch, 1152 kbps
Genre: Comedy | 1 win & 1 nominations
New digital restorations of all six feature films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays of Jour de fete, Monsieur Hulot's Holiday, Mon oncle, Trafic, and Parade
Jour de fête: Once a year the fair comes for one day to the little town 'Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre'. All inhabiters are scoffing at Francois, the postman, what he seems not to recognize. The rising of the flagstaff under his direction nearly leads into a catastrophy - but everybody tells him, how important his work is. Sneering up Francois continues in the evening of the festive day. Made drunk, some 'friends' persuade him to watch a short-movie in a tent. This film is a stunt-show, covered as 'The modern delivery-techniques of the US-post. Francois takes it serious, not recognizing being teased. Next day, after getting sober in a goods wagon, he reorganizes his own delivery-methods. He has not the equipment, as his ideals in the short-movie have, but using only his bicycle, he makes good, funny progresses.