Slapstick prevails again when Jacques Tati’s eccentric, old-fashioned
hero, Monsieur Hulot, is set loose in Villa Arpel, the geometric,
oppressively ultramodern home and garden of his brother-in-law, and in
the antiseptic plastic hose factory where he gets a job. The second
Hulot movie and Tati’s first color film, Mon oncle is a
supremely amusing satire of mechanized living and consumer society that
earned the director the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.