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Mon Oncle (1958)

Mon oncle (original title)
Passed | | Comedy | 3 November 1958 (USA)
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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Complete credited cast:
Charles Arpel
Madame Arpel
Lucien Frégis ...
Monsieur Pichard (as Lucien Fregis)
Betty Schneider ...
Betty, Landlord's Daughter
Jean-François Martial ...
Walter (as J.F. Martial)
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Georgette, the Housekeeper
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Braces Dealer (as Regis Fontenay)
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Flea Market Dealer
Max Martel ...
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Nicolas Bataille ...
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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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3 November 1958 (USA)  »

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Mon Oncle  »

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FRF 250,000 (estimated)

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1.37 : 1
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »


During the garden party, when Pichard has just fixed the fountain and Hulot and Gerard are hanging from the round windows, a man in black clothes can clearly be seen walking on the roof of the house. See more »

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


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There's so much more to this movie that I never noticed
24 July 2001 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

When you see Mon Oncle for the first time, you'll be charmed, catch some of the bigger jokes, maybe catch the film's major theme, and you'll walk away with a pleasant experience. Given its masterpiece status, you may very well be wondering what makes that so (confer my posts further down the page for my initial and secondary reactions). On the second viewing, you will probably notice some of the smaller jokes, discern major motifs, and ultimately see it as a better film. The THIRD time, you may notice just how meticulously this film was crafted. In wonderment, you will gaze at the screen, your eyes glancing every which way trying to find the tiniest of jokes. And there are some jokes that are tiny, believe me.

The first time I saw this film, I gave it an 8/10, the second time a 9/10, and the third time a 10/10. I actually wept when Hulot said goodbye to his neighbors. Boy, I cannot wait to watch it a fourth time, and a fifth. I hope Playtime and M. Hulot's Holiday are as good as this utter cinematic masterpiece.

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