Mon Oncle – 1958 – The Most Modern Movie Ever?
February 28, 2009
Mon Oncle is a French comedic film from 1958 by director Jacques Tati. The film deals with France’s post war obesession with modern architecture. The main character, Monsuier Hulot is a charming gentleman who gets himself into some interesting situations and is terribly awkward in the modern space. The sets, landscaping, and furniture is unbelieveable! There is a great running gag throughout the film involving a fish fountain that is only turned on when important guests arrive. Larry Weinberg has a great article on the interior design of this film on Interior Design.net.