JOUR DE FETE (Jacques Tati, 1947)

The Americans are to blame for everything. Curse their self-proclaimed efficiency! Thus François, the village postman in Sainte-Sévère-sur-Inde, is mocked on the basis of a self-promotional film showing the U.S. postal service as impossibly, ridiculously advanced. Poor François, a clumsy anachronism on his rickety bicycle, does his best the next day to compete with what […]