I LOVED this opening sequence!
That fish should have gotten second billing.
One of the more hiliarious moments in the film.
Mon Oncle is a visually stunning film that does (ingeniously) rely on sound effects to accentuate the comedy. There are quite a few laugh-out-loud moments in the film. I adore French comedy, well French cinema in general, Amélie, Delicatessen, Sheitan, The 400 Blows, The Discrete Charm of the Bougoisie, The City of Lost Children. I think they are the tops when it comes to fantasy, horror, and black comedy. Mon Oncle simply adds light comedy to the list for me.
If your ever in Paris, go check out the Mon Oncle modern house they recreated!
Mon Oncle, Jacques Tati’s first film in color, won him the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He was nominated once before for Best Original Screenplay for Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (Mr. Hulot's Holiday).