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

Passed  |   |  Comedy  |  3 November 1958 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 12,694 users  
Reviews: 57 user | 73 critic

Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law, and nephew, but he can't quite fit into the surroundings.



(artistic collaboration), (artistic collaboration) (as Jean L'Hote) , 1 more credit »
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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

Director: Jacques Tati
Stars: Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud, Louis Pérault
Playtime (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Monsieur Hulot curiously wanders around a high-tech Paris, paralleling a trip with a group of American tourists. Meanwhile, a nightclub/restaurant prepares its opening night, but it's still under construction.

Director: Jacques Tati
Stars: Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden
Jour de Fete (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Once a year the fair comes for one day to the little town 'Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre'. All inhabitants are scoffing at Francois, the postman, what he seems not to recognize. The rising of the... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Tati
Stars: Jacques Tati, Guy Decomble, Paul Frankeur
Trafic (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Mr. Hulot drives a recreational vehicle from Paris to Amsterdam in his usual comical, disastrous style.

Director: Jacques Tati
Stars: Jacques Tati, Marcel Fraval, Honoré Bostel
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

School for Postmen" is a 1947 short film directed and starring Jacques Tati, playing a French postman adamant to prove he can be just as fast as American postmen at delivering mail.

Director: Jacques Tati
Stars: Jacques Tati, Paul Demange
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Jacques Tati teaches an acting class about the subtleties of certain types of people to a group of eager (but not very talented) students.

Director: Nicolas Ribowski
Stars: Jacques Tati, Alain Fayner, Marc Monjou
Short | Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A boxer is out in the country with his entourage, training for his next fight. Meanwhile, on the farm nearby, Roger is neglecting his chores. As he watches the boxer and his sparring ... See full summary »

Director: René Clément
Stars: Jacques Tati, Max Martel, Louis Robur
Tokyo Story (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Chishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama, Sô Yamamura
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A French actress filming an anti-war film in Hiroshima has an affair with a married Japanese architect as they share their differing perspectives on war.

Director: Alain Resnais
Stars: Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau.

Director: Jean Renoir
Stars: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Five centuries ago a mural was created in a country church in the north of England and then hidden under layers of white paint. Looking at it again will be a distraction, the Rev. Mr. Keach... See full summary »

Director: Pat O'Connor
Stars: Colin Firth, Kenneth Branagh, John Atkinsons
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Gilles Grangier
Stars: Jean Gabin, Danielle Darrieux, Nadja Tiller


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 ...
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


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 <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Mr Hulot takes a precious, playful...and purely premeditated look at modern times... See more »




Passed | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:






Release Date:

3 November 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mon Oncle  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


FRF 250,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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

Crazy Credits

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.

53 of 62 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
American cars dominique_re
Anti-semitism? prossello
just ok... impatbateman
Other 'visually beautiful' films? mmeerrtt
Missing frames? ihatejudgejudy
Hulot's House Oolon_Colluphid
Discuss Mon Oncle (1958) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: