A man who as just received a breakup letter from his girlfriend sets out to write a revenge letter, only to find his efforts thwarted by continual mishaps. A simple, but almost perfectly constructed comedy short. It's nearly impossible not to smile during a Pierre Etaix film. And here in his debut work his prowess is already evident, combining the bumbling French charm of Tati with the deadpan misfortunes of Keaton.
Premier court métrage de Pierre Etaix en collaboration avec son compère Jean-Claude Carrière et déjà une subtile réussite dans l'agencement des gags de situation, visuels et sonores... www.cinefiches.com
Fairly amusing short film of a man who attempts to write a letter but has various problems with his pen, desk, and basically every other object around him. Étaix himself created the sound effects, using a tape recorder. I loved the gag of the drawer with the gun; wish I had one of those...the gun lighter, not the drawer...I have drawers.
For fans of Laurel & Hardy, Buster Keaton, Jacques Tati, et al.