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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.

Director:

Jacques Tati

Writers:

Pierre Aubert (with the collaboration of), Jacques Lagrange (with the collaboration of) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jacques Tati ... Monsieur Hulot
Nathalie Pascaud Nathalie Pascaud ... Martine
Micheline Rolla Micheline Rolla ... The Aunt (as Michèle Rolla)
Valentine Camax Valentine Camax ... Englishwoman
Lucien Frégis Lucien Frégis ... Hotel Proprietor (as Lucien Fregis)
Suzy Willy Suzy Willy ... Commandant's Wife
Marguerite Gérard Marguerite Gérard ... Strolling Woman
Louis Pérault Louis Pérault ... Fred
André Dubois ... Commandant
Raymond Carl Raymond Carl ... Waiter
René Lacourt René Lacourt ... Strolling Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicole Chomo Nicole Chomo ... Denise - Girl Scout with Backpack
Édouard Francomme Édouard Francomme ... Restaurant Patron
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French | English | German

Release Date:

16 June 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monsieur Hulot's Holiday See more »

Filming Locations:

Argentan, Orne, France See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1955) | (re-release) (1978)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (bright red postage stamp at the end)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

The Englishwoman declares Hulot winner of the tennis games after 3 points. A game is won by the first player to win 4 points. See more »

Quotes

Hotel Proprietor: Monsieur? Ah, see. Monsieur? What? Allow me.
[removes Hulot's pipe]
Monsieur Hulot: Hulot. H-U-L-O-T.
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Crazy Credits

The film ends with a shot of the now-deserted beach, over which is superimposed a graphic of a bright red postmarked stamp. See more »

Alternate Versions

Original French version is ca. 18 minutes longer than the US version. See more »

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Amusing and lively movie with enjoyable humor
5 July 2005 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The picture deals with Mister Hulot going to a holiday resort where he accidentally originates destruction and disaster . The movie is plentiful of original sketches . From the beginning to the end the good humor and bland comedy are continued . The film blends tongue-in-cheek , irony , giggles , joy , jokes , social critical and is pretty bemusing and entertaining .

In spite of runtime is overlong , the run is two hours and some , isn't boring neither tiring but funny . The gentle humor developed in the film is clever and thoughtful and the comic numbers vary between slapstick and surrealist . The argument is plain and simple though is only set in a hotel and beach isn't dreary . Jacques Tati is extraordinary as Mister Hulot , character he'll repeat in a sequel : ¨My uncle¨ . Direction and interpretation by Jacques Tati is magnificent and excellent . Alain Romain's score ( habitual musician of Tati ) is agreeable and cheerful . The motion picture received awesome reviews and deserves the complete knowledge because there are amount chuckles and entertainment . The picture is nowadays considered a European cult film .


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