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Holiday Hotel (1978)

L'hôtel de la plage (original title)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophie Barjac ...
Catherine Guedel
Myriam Boyer ...
Aline Dandrel
Daniel Ceccaldi ...
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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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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Un été de porcelaine
Performed by Mort Shuman
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Fun Happy French Far
23 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I think this is a great film. I have had a copy since it was broadcast on the BBC in 1980. The copy has now migrated to DVD & been cleaned up on the way. I last saw a copy on VHS at FNAC in Paris in 1998, it certainly did not make DVD. It is a warm French farce with a happy ending & all you could expect from a bunch of french families on holiday for the month of August in a Brittany hotel on the beach. The acting is good and the director really captured the french attitude to food, family, drink, and holidays. The month of August is the month that ninety percent of families take off & in this film there is a very interesting bunch of characters and there are several threads to the plot of the movie, all of which run their course & tie up at the end. I have seen some of the cast since in other movies, but in this film the interplay between the characters is excellent. I still watch this film every year.


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