Theatrical poster for Playtime


2h 4m

Release Date

December 16 1967


Jacques Tati


Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden


Monsieur Hulot has a job interview - but before he can worry about impressing his future employer, he'll need to find them first. Landing in a reimagined modernist Paris, he has to navigate endless corridors, slippery floors, sinking chairs, sliding doors and misleading reflections in a high-tech corporate labyrinth where organised chaos reigns and Hulot sticks out as a misaligned cog in the machinery of modern life.

Bumping into old war comrades and a cute American tourist along the way, Hulot leaves the office block behind and finds himself guest of honour at the opening of Paris' newest (and worst) restaurant - an eatery so fresh the builders haven't even left yet!