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Mon Oncle (1958)
"Mon oncle" (original title)

Passed  |   |  Comedy  |  3 November 1958 (USA)
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Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law, and nephew, but he can't quite fit into the surroundings.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean-Pierre Zola ...
Charles Arpel
Adrienne Servantie ...
Madame Arpel
Lucien Frégis ...
Monsieur Pichard (as Lucien Fregis)
Betty Schneider ...
Betty, Landlord's Daughter
Jean-François Martial ...
Walter (as J.F. Martial)
Dominique Marie ...
Neighbor
Yvonne Arnaud ...
Georgette, the Housekeeper
Adelaide Danieli ...
Madame Pichard
Alain Bécourt ...
Gerard Arpel (as Alain Becourt)
Régis Fontenay ...
Braces Dealer (as Regis Fontenay)
Claude Badolle ...
Flea Market Dealer
Max Martel ...
Drunken Man
Nicolas Bataille ...
Working Man
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Storyline

Monsieur Hulot's brother-in-law is the manager of a factory where plastics are manufactured. His nephew grows up in a house where everything is fully automated and the boy is raised in a similar fashion. To take away the influence of the uncle on his son, his brother-in-law gets Hulot a job in his factory. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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Mr. Hulot Ventures Into Suburbia...And Disrupts...Disassembles...And Demolishes With His Very Subtle Satire See more »

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Release Date:

3 November 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mon Oncle  »

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Budget:

FRF 250,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

M. Hublot has almost no dialogue in the whole film. See more »

Goofs

When Hulot rides his bicycle through the puddle and splashes water on a man, the water sprays from a hose hidden in the puddle and is not caused by Hulot's bicycle. See more »

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The opening credits appear on signs at a construction site. See more »

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Simply brilliant
16 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A truly lovely film, beautiful photography, lovely sets, warm, funny and sad all at the same time.

Perhaps not as funny as M Hulot's Holiday, what could be funnier than the scene of him playing table tennis in the hotel? But a really good tragic-comedy.

I love the way Tati uses the film as a kind of anti-modernism film with "L'Oncle" being the tradition vs his family's obsession with modernity

  • the click-click of his sister's heels on the garden pavement in their


box house and her routine of starting the fish "fountain" every time someone calls is a treat.

These films should be shown more...


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