Monsieur Hulot is a kind and extravagant man who lives in a humble neighborhood. She often visits her sister’s house: an ultramodern mansion where everything is automated. The brother-in-law of Mr. Hulot does not approve of the close relationship between him and his son Gerald.
Jacques Tatí, who had already done it on Vacaciones de M. Hulot, again embodied this extravagant character in My Oncle, turning it into his alter ego in front of the cameras and who was dear to the public. Tatí again uses the comedy to make a critique in the form of a satire for modern society, consumerism and its absurd obsession with technology and automation.
The tape, written, directed and interpreted, as usual, by Tatí himself, was worthy of the Special Jury Prize at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival and the Oscar for the Best Foreign Film in 1959.