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L'hôtel de la plage (1978)

August in Brittany at a seaside hotel. Some guests are new, some come every year and are friends. The men nearing middle age fish and plan infidelities; their wives have surprises of their ... See full summary »

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Sophie Barjac ...
Catherine Guedel
Myriam Boyer ...
Aline Dandrel
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Euloge St. Prix
Michèle Grellier ...
Marie-Laure Delambre
Bruno Guillain ...
Cyril (as Bruno Lavergne)
Francis Lemaire ...
Lucien Vermaelen
Robert Lombard ...
Guedel
Bruno de Stabenrath ...
Antoine (as Bruno Du Louvat)
Guy Marchand ...
Hubert Delambre
Jean-Paul Muel ...
Paul Dandrel
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Estelle
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Léonce
Martine Sarcey ...
Elisabeth Rouvier
Bernard Soufflet ...
Bertrand
Rosine Cadoret ...
Cécile St.Prix
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August in Brittany at a seaside hotel. Some guests are new, some come every year and are friends. The men nearing middle age fish and plan infidelities; their wives have surprises of their own in store. Teens fall in and out of love. Kids not yet teens have their own parties and friendships. Lucien's friends set him up with Aline, the wife of a jealous husband. Euloge wants an assignation with the waitress, Yveline. While a husband philanders, his wife goes to Morlaix to see antiques, giving one youth a lift. Their daughter Estelle dumps two boyfriends. There's a talent contest. The hôtelière has an unexpected suitor. The month ends; in 11 months, most but not all will be back. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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11 January 1978 (France)  »

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Das Strandhotel  »

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Juliette Guedel: I just had to smile like Jane Fonda in 'Cat Ballou', and Jean-Pierre would have been mine.
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Connections

References Picnic (1955) See more »

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Un été de porcelaine
Performed by Sophie Barjac
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25 years ago and still remember some of the gags..
28 June 2004 | by (States) – See all my reviews

Hi I saw this film late one night with my parents and sisters. I don't think any of us expected it to be what it was, as I recall, and i was only 13 when i saw it ( first and last time too) but I do remember laughing my **** off all the way through it. Now obviously for a 13 year old I probably missed the proper jokes and only saw the sight gags ( as it was not even subtitled as I recall). But one which came to mind recently was when Shell on the current Big Brother (UK) show was cooking and turned around to show that she has no keks on under her chefs apron....much laughter in the house, but it brought to mind a similar scene in Hotel De La Plage when one of the lads is doing the BBQ on the beach(?)does the whole scene and then last minute, turns around and hey presto, no keks......now that..to a 13 years old was damn funny!

I'd love to see this film again, but no-one ever knows what the hell I'm talking about....

Read the summary by j hailey as it sums it up really well, it's a really good french farce with a very summery feel good factor.

Be nice to see it again at 39..


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