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Release Date:
3 November 1958 (USA) See more »
Mr. Hulot Ventures Into Suburbia...And Disrupts...Disassembles...And Demolishes With His Very Subtle Satire See more »
Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law, and nephew, but he can't quite fit into the surroundings. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Won Oscar. Another 6 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daki ... Daki, the Arpels' Dachshund (uncredited)
Dominique Derly ... Monsieur Arpel's Clerk (uncredited)
André Dino ... Sweep (uncredited)
Suzanne Franck ... (uncredited)
Édouard Francomme ... House Painter (uncredited)
Michel Goyot ... Car Dealer (uncredited)
René Lord ... (uncredited)
Elsa Mancini ... (uncredited)
Jean Meyet ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Denise Péronne ... Mademoiselle Fevrier (uncredited)
Nicole Regnault ... (uncredited)
Claire Rocca ... Madame Arpel's Friend (uncredited)
Jean-Claude Rémoleux ... Client in Monsieur Arpel's Factory (uncredited)

Jacques Tati ... Monsieur Hulot (uncredited)

Directed by
Jacques Tati 
Writing credits
Jacques Lagrange (artistic collaboration) &
Jean L'Hôte (artistic collaboration) (as Jean L'Hote)

Jacques Tati (written by)

Produced by
Louis Dolivet .... line producer
Jacques Tati .... producer
Alain Térouanne .... associate producer
Fred Orain .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Franck Barcellini 
Alain Romans 
Norbert Glanzberg (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Jean Bourgoin (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Suzanne Baron 
Production Design by
Henri Schmitt 
Set Decoration by
Henri Schmitt 
Costume Design by
Jacques Cottin 
Makeup Department
Boris Karabanoff .... makeup artist (as Boris De Banow)
Production Management
Bernard Maurice .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Henri Marquet .... assistant director
Pierre Étaix .... assistant director (as Pierre Etaix)
Art Department
Eugène Roman .... assistant decorator (as Eugene Roman)
Sound Department
Jacques Carrère .... sound engineer (as Jacques Carrere)
Visual Effects by
Bertrand Levallois .... visual effects supervisor (digital restoration)
Ugo Bimar .... digital effects artist (restored version) (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
André Dino .... still photographer (as Andre Dino)
Claude Lecomte .... assistant camera
Paul Rodier .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Renée Rouzot .... wardrobe
Other crew
Sylvette Baudrot .... script girl
Raymond Dechanseau .... production assistant (as R. Dechanseau)
Fred Orain .... technical advisor
René Silvera .... administrator (as Rene Silvera)
Juliette Wuidart .... production secretary
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mon oncle" - France (original title)
"My Uncle" - USA (premiere title)
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117 min | Spain:120 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Mr. Hulot has almost no dialogue in the whole film.See more »
Continuity: Twice in the film, when Hulot gets home, he opens the windows, where he closes the right and leaves the left ajar, but in the following cuts it is the opposite. Possibly intentional?See more »
Charles Arpel:We could go to the Sexy Club.
Madame Arpel:I prefer Constantino and his nice music.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Unfaithful (2002)See more »


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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Simply brilliant, 16 October 2005
Author: SteveO873 from United Kingdom

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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