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.
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.