Genre: Comedy. Dir: Jacques Tati. Country: France. English subtitles.
Tati’s best-known work is a masterpiece of gentle slapstick as the titular character, Monsieur Hulot, takes a holiday at a stuffy, quiet seaside resort where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another.
Nearly dialogue-free, it instead uses the international patois of slapstick. Exquisitely funny.