Play Time (The Criterion Collection)
The Criterion Collection
Country of Origin:  France
Production year: 1967
Director: Jacques Tati
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 715515-020022
Running time: 2:04 (124 Min.)
Casetype: Digipak, Slip Cover
Format: NTSC, Color, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: September 05, 2006
Collection type: Owned (#348)
Status: Available
Purchase date: June 14, 2007
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Jacques Tati's gloriously choreographed, nearly wordless comedies about confusion in the age of technology reached their creative apex with Playtime. For this monumental achievement, a nearly three-year-long, bank-breaking production, Tati again thrust the endearingly clumsy, resolutely old-fashioned Monsieur Hulot, along with a host of other lost souls, into a bafflingly modernist Paris. With every inch of its superwide frame crammed with hilarity and inventiveness, Playtime is a lasting testament to a modern age tiptoeing on the edge of oblivion.
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Play Time (The Criterion Collection)
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Genres
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Panoramic Films
 • Specta Films
Media Companies:
 • The Criterion Collection
 • Janus Films
Audio format
French  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
2Bonus Materials
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Introduction by Terry Jones, Short Film 'Cours du Soir' (1967); Alternate International Soundtrack
Crew
Direction
Jacques Tati....Director
Writing
Jacques Tati....Writer
Jacques Lagrange....Writer
Production
Bernard Maurice....Producer
Cinematography
Jean Badal....Director of Photography
Andréas Winding....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Gérard Pollicand....Film Editor
Music
Francis Lemarque....Composer
Dave Stein....Song Writer
James Campbell....Song Writer
Sound
Jacques Maumont....Sound
Maurice Laumain....Sound Editor
Art
Eugène Roman....Production Designer
Serge Groffe....Make-up Artist
Igor Keldich....Make-up Artist
Jacques Cottin....Costume Designer
Cast
Barbara Dennek....Young Tourist
Rita Maïden....Mr. Schultz's Companion
France Rumilly....Woman Selling Eyeglasses
France Delahalle....Shopper in Department Store
Valérie Camille....Mr. Lacs's Secretary
Erika Dentzler....Mme. Giffard
Nicole Ray....Singer
Yvette Ducreux....Hat Check Girl
Nathalie Jem
Jacqueline Lecomte....Young Tourist's Friend
Oliva Poli
Alice Field
Sophie Wennek
Evy Cavallaro
Laure Paillette....1st Woman at the Lamp
Colette Proust....2nd Woman at the Lamp
Luce Bonifassy
Ketty France
Eliane Firmin-Didot
Billy Kearns....Mr. Schultz
Tony Andal....Page Boy
Yves Barsacq....Hulot's Friend
André Fouché....Restaurant Manager
Georges Montant....Monsieur Giffard
Georges Faye....Architect
John Abbey....Mr. Lacs
Reinhard Kolldehoff....The German Businessman
Michel Francini....1st Maitre D'
Grégoire Katz....German Salesman
Jack Gauthier....The Guide
Henri Piccoli....An Important Gentleman
Léon Doyen....Doorman
François Viaur
Douglas Read
Bob Harley
Jacques Chauveau
Gilbert Reeb
Marc Monjou....False Hulot
Billy Bourbon
Madeleine Bouchez....Bit Part (uncredited)
James Campbell....Bit Part (uncredited)
Marie-Pierre Casey.... (uncredited)
Jacques Tati....Monsieur Hulot (uncredited)