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Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (1953)

Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 16 June 1954 (USA)
Monsieur Hulot comes to a beachside hotel for a vacation, where he accidentally (but good-naturedly) causes havoc.

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Complete credited cast:
... Monsieur Hulot
Nathalie Pascaud ... Martine
Micheline Rolla ... The Aunt (as Michèle Rolla)
Valentine Camax ... Englishwoman
Lucien Frégis ... Hotel Proprietor (as Lucien Fregis)
Suzy Willy ... Commandant's Wife
Marguerite Gérard ... Strolling Woman
Louis Pérault ... Fred
... Commandant
Raymond Carl ... Waiter
René Lacourt ... Strolling Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicole Chomo ... Denise - Girl Scout with Backpack
Édouard Francomme ... Restaurant Patron
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Monsieur Hulot goes on a holiday to a seaside resort, but accidents and misunderstandings follow him where ever he goes. The peace and quiet of the hotel guests don't last very long with Hulot around, because although his intensions are good, they always turn out catastrophically. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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It's laugh-vacation time as Jacques Tati romps through the most gloriously mad lark ever to tickle the ribs of young and old alike!

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Hulot's car is a 1924 Salmson AL-3. See more »

Goofs

When Hulot tries to get a book around another person, a book appears on the lamp table from nowhere. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Newspaper Salesman: Get the latest news! "Daily Telegraph!" "Paris Matin!"
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Referenced in Gossip Girl: The Kids Are Not All Right (2011) See more »

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Gorgeous
24 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Tati is simply one of the foremost artists of the cinema. I wish I had discovered him sooner. M. Hulot's Holiday was the second feature film he directed after Jour de fete (unavailable in America at the present time). It was also the first of the Hulot series, introducing us to one of the best and most endearing characters cinephiles are ever likely to meet: M. Hulot.

However, no matter how endearing Hulot is, make sure you don't come into a film like M. Hulot's Holiday expecting a laugh riot. This particular film is not (although Mon Oncle, if you're perceptive enough, is). The comedy here, although there are some hilarious moments, puts most of its trust in slow build-ups and extraordinary cleverness. This film is an attempt to make comedy beautiful, and it succeeds oh so well. You will love all the characters, and, as the week draws to a close, you may feel sad. Although at this point I like Mon Oncle more than M. Hulot's Holiday (I have seen Mon Oncle 3 times and Holiday only once), this one is still a masterpiece, of mood if not for anything else. 10/10.


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