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Mr. Hulot's Holiday (1953)
"Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  16 June 1954 (USA)
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Monsieur Hulot comes to a beachside hotel for a vacation, where he accidentally (but good-naturedly) causes havoc.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Louis Perrault ...
Fred
André Dubois ...
Commandant
Lucien Frégis ...
Hotel Proprietor (as Lucien Fregis)
René Lacourt ...
Strolling Man
Raymond Carl ...
Waiter
Nathalie Pascaud ...
Martine
Micheline Rolla ...
The Aunt (as Michèle Rolla)
Valentine Camax ...
Englishwoman
Suzy Willy ...
Commandant's Wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marguerite Gérard ...
Strolling Woman
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Storyline

Monsieur Hulot goes on a holiday to a seaside resort, but accidents and misunderstandings follow him where ever he goes. The peace and quiet of the hotel guests don't last very long with Hulot around, because although his intensions are good, they always turn out catastrophically. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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It's laugh-vacation time as Jacques Tati romps through the most gloriously mad lark ever to tickle the ribs of young and old alike!

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Comedy

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16 June 1954 (USA)  »

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This marks the first film appearance of Jacques Tati's iconic character, Monsieur Hulot. See more »

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The second time Hulot is at the table, when he reaches across his companion, the arrangement of carafe and plates change, and the amount of wine in the carafe changes, between shots. See more »

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Opening Titles: Mr. Hulot is off for a week by the sea. Take a seat behind his camera, and you can spend it with him. Don't look for a plot, for a holiday is meant purely for fun, and if you look for it, you will find more fun in ordinary life than in fiction.
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Hilarious, influential, plot less, wonderful
10 October 2004 | by (Bothell, Washington, Land of Rain) – See all my reviews

"Mr. Hulot's Holiday" is a terrific comedy. But be warned, it is also deliberately paced, almost lacking in dialog, and absolutely plot less. In order for you to enjoy this film, you must not wait for the "story" to begin--there is not one. In fact, the film is not much more than a series of sight gags held together by a single set of characters and a single locale--but as such, it is brilliant.

Director/Star Tati's work in the Hulot films was an obvious influence on the solo films of Jerry Lewis a decade later. It is amazing that the French purportedly think Lewis a genius when in fact his best films (such as "The Bellboy," "The Ladies Man," "The Errand Boy," etc) borrow from the Tati style to the point of plagiarism.

Well, the original is better, and you don't have to endure the constant mugging.


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