Mon Oncle

A rare poster for the first Swedish release of the 1958 classic French slapstick comedy Mon Oncle - written, directed, produced by and starring Jacques Tati as the eccentric hero Monsieur Hulot, struggling to fit into an increasingly modern and mechanised France. Tati's satire of post-war consumer society was popular even in the US, winning the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Olle Olsson Hagalund's unique avant-garde artwork for the Swedish release focuses on a lively wheel of colourful toy windmills, representing the colour and movement of Monsieur Hulot's old quarter, illustrated at lower right, in contrast to the minimalist ultra-modern villas at lower left. The title, formed from a curling hosepipe, is a nod to the antiseptic hose factory in which our old-fashioned hero gets a job. It appears that Hagalund's design was released in an equally rare four-colour style as well as the three-colour style seen here.

Very good (B+)
Not backed. Lightly and partially tri-folded with some light creasing along folds. Nicks, creases and a few small tears to corners and edges, the largest ¾ in. to lower edge. Some creasing to upper blue and lower black portions, predominantly at edges. Darkening to edges. Image and colours otherwise excellent.

Swedish One Sheet Film Poster
39¼ x 27½ in. (100 x 70 cm.)

  • Comedy