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Director:
Writers:
Jacques Tati (original scenario) and
Jacques Lagrange (artistic collaboration) ...
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Release Date:
11 December 1972 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Mr. Hulot drives a recreational vehicle from Paris to Amsterdam in his usual comic, disasterous style. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Leave your expectations behind and let this movie win you See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jacques Tati ... Monsieur Hulot (as Mr. Hulot)
Marcel Fraval ... Truckdriver
Honoré Bostel ... Director of ALTRA
François Maisongrosse ... François (as F. Maisongrosse)
Tony Knepper ... Mechanic
Franco Ressel
Mario Zanuelli
Maria Kimberly ... Maria

Directed by
Jacques Tati 
 
Writing credits
Jacques Tati  original scenario and
Jacques Lagrange  artistic collaboration and
Bert Haanstra  participation

Produced by
Robert Dorfmann .... producer
 
Original Music by
Charles Dumont 
 
Cinematography by
Eduard van der Enden  (as Edward van den Enden)
Marcel Weiss 
 
Film Editing by
Maurice Laumain 
Sophie Tatischeff 
Jacques Tati (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Adrien De Rooy 
 
Costume Design by
Jacques Esterel 
 
Makeup Department
Gert Van Den Berg .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Georges Laurent .... production manager
Wim Lindner .... production manager
Marcel Mossotti .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alain Fayner .... assistant director
Roberto Giandalia .... assistant director
Marie-France Siegler .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Hugo Van Baren .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Alain Curvelier .... sound
Jean Nény .... sound mixer (as Jean Neny)
Ed Pelster .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christian Dupré .... assistant camera
Paul Rodier .... camera operator
René Schneider .... assistant camera
Peter Smaling .... assistant camera
Anton van Munster .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Patricia Nény .... assistant editor
Claude Plouganou .... synchronization
Patrick Raynaud .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Bernard Gérard .... conductor
 
Other crew
Juliette Wuidart .... administrator
 
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96 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The end scene (people walking with umbrellas between parked cars) was shot on the parking lot of the then still functioning Amsterdam Ford factory.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Several (Dutch) license plates can be seen on various different vehicles, sometimes even in the same shot. For instance the license plate "FT-92-65" can be seen in the petrol station scene on both a Peugeot 504 and a Chrysler 180. Later the same plate is on a Peugeot 204 passing in front of the exhibition center. In the "road rage" scene the number 76-04-NF is on both the Renault 16 and the Citroën ID. Shortly after the same plate is on an Opel Kadett parked in front of the exhibition center.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Illusionist (2010)See more »

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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Leave your expectations behind and let this movie win you, 11 January 2003
Author: hensroad from Seattle, WA

I didn't know what to expect when I went to see this movie many years ago. I was delightfully surprised. This is a very funny movie, but it is subtle in it's kookie-ness.

Two men have developed a new camping van and have set out to take it to an outdoors show. This should be an ordinary trip full of coffee, donuts and long boring stretches of road. But no, this does not take place in America; it starts in Paris and the goal is Amsterdam. Much can happen along such a route, and in this case, just about everything does.

Will they make it there before the show has ended? Will their dreams of being successful come to pass? These are the driving questions of this movie. They seem rather uninteresting goals, don't they? Nevertheless, these characters will likely win you over and have you rooting for them as they make their bumbling stab at entrepreneurship. Or, just as likely, you may find yourself enjoying every obstacle that steps in their way, as I did.

Much is unexpected in this movie and that's what makes it fun! Share this one with your friends and they will thank you.

Note: this is a comedy, there's not much gore or street fights, shoot-outs or bombs taking out city blocks, so be forewarned, this movie with not shake your subwoofer.

Although not a spy movie, it somewhat reminds me of the original "Tall Blonde Man with One Black Shoe": another wonderful French comedy.

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