Saturday, December 08, 2012

L'ecole des Facteurs

My Saturday Night Special! After the pristine animated gifs from Jacques Tati's Playtime, I had to find what I consider one of the little gems of French comedy. His 1947 short film, L'ecole des Facteurs, or The School for Postmen. This little fim was sort of the proving ground for the incredible bicycle gags which he used in his first feature film, made in 1948, Jour de Fete. In fact if you are cycling enthusiast, as I am, this might become your favorite film as well. He was by any account one of the great physical comedians of his or any age. You don't have to speak French to find the humor.

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