THE BIG DAY (Jour de Fête) is a comedy cowritten and directed by Jacques Tati in 1947. The picture earned a nomination for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
The film depicts one day of the life of a small rural town in France. It's a big day because the fair has come for its annual apparition. Jacques Tati, the local postman, is a nice but rather eccentric figure of the town. He's got the unique ability to lead the simplest actions into a catastrophy. After having watched at the fair a short-movie about the modernity of the U.S. Post Office, he decides to modify the way he's worked until now. Quickness and efficiency will from this moment on become his motto.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler