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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:
Delightful Tati film, but not his best See more (19 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)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
At the car-show in Amsterdam, Hulot's company Altra has a spot which is captured by Volvo and their new series Volvo 140 sedan and Volvo 145 station-wagon.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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Delightful Tati film, but not his best, 8 September 2008
Author: stripey-4 from New Jersey

Not Tati's best, but an amusing take on our affair with the automobile. Remember how Playtime ended, with the traffic circle symphony? Now Mr. Hulot is the designer for an automobile company, having come up with the perfect car for camping. They're trying to get it from Paris to Amsterdam for an auto show, and run into many little setbacks. An American PR gal with a mop of a lapdog seems to get more screen time than Tati, zipping around in her little yellow roadster and usually the cause of the calamities. But it's all goodhearted fun, with lots of nods to the rising counterculture; scraggly hippies abound, playing pranks with the dog, or just driving around in flower-laden vehicles. The camper and its amusing gadgets are the highlight of the film, but there are plenty of Tati's trademark observations to bring a smile to your face. If you can watch a movie without distractions, Tati can't be beat. There's always something new to notice, and while this is no Playtime, it is certainly worth watching.

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