In the comedy Playtime from 1967, Jacques Tati re-enters the role of Monsieur Hulot. Like a curious explorer, he travels around Paris, a town dominated by steel and glass skyscrapers. While Monsieur Hulot tries to arrive in time for a meeting, he runs into a group of American tourists and creates chaos as usual. The film won the award for best film at the Venice Film Festival. According to Bonniers stora filmguide, Playtime is a "superbly designed film, filled with gags based on images and sounds, not on dialogue". At the premiere, Aftonbladet's reviewer found that the movie was so funny that "one should put safety belts on the seats at the cinema".