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Director:
Writers:
Jacques Tati (original scenario) and
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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:
A Piece of Cinema History See more (19 total) »

Cast

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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
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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)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Because of an argument between, Jacques Tati and Bert Haanstra, Haanstra left the production.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The green car transporting the tree log (number 3832GE78) is missing the tree log in the bottom-up scrolling plane at 679 seconds into the movie.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Illusionist (2010)See more »

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21 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
A Piece of Cinema History, 21 May 2002
Author: davidholmesfr from Netherlands

Whilst not Tati's best by any stretch of the imagination the genius of the man still shines through. Having lived in France for a while I see more humour in this film, particularly in the comedic observation, than before. The French may be fanatical about cinema and may well have produced some of the world's greatest film makers but out and out comedy probably ranks well down in terms of output. Maybe it's something to do with the French sense of humour (whatever that may be). Unlike British, and to a lesser extent US comedy, self-parody is not a French strength. It could be something to do with their history and education but the culture, so strong in literature and the arts seems not to demean itself with pure laughter. Most cinema fans would probably be hard put to list 10 French comedies - other than perhaps drama with the occasional comic undertones. Les Visiteurs (the original not the recent re-make) is probably one of the better examples but here again there's little or no self-mocking.

So it was left to Tati to mine the seam - and how well he mined it. Here he takes the smallest of French (dare I say Parisian) mannerisms and extends them into lengthy scenes of beautifully observed comedy. Whether it's the windscreen wipers in tune with the occupants or the nose-picking drivers, he asks the French to at least smile, if not laugh out loud, at themselves.

Yes, the film does move at rather a slow pace and there are times when the comic observation sags, but the sight of dear old M Hulot in his mackintosh, loping along with pipe jutting from his mouth will ever remain one of cinema's delights.

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