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Mon Oncle (1958)

Mon oncle (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 3 November 1958 (USA)
Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law, and nephew, but he can't quite fit into the surroundings.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Charles Arpel
... Madame Arpel
Lucien Frégis ... Monsieur Pichard (as Lucien Fregis)
Betty Schneider ... Betty, Landlord's Daughter
Jean-François Martial ... Walter (as J.F. Martial)
... Neighbor
Yvonne Arnaud ... Georgette, the Housekeeper
Adelaide Danieli ... Madame Pichard
Alain Bécourt ... Gerard Arpel (as Alain Becourt)
Régis Fontenay ... Braces Dealer (as Regis Fontenay)
Claude Badolle ... Flea Market Dealer
Max Martel ... Drunken Man
Nicolas Bataille ... Working Man
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Monsieur Hulot's brother-in-law is the manager of a factory where plastics are manufactured. His nephew grows up in a house where everything is fully automated and the boy is raised in a similar fashion. To take away the influence of the uncle on his son, his brother-in-law gets Hulot a job in his factory. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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FRF 250,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

In the English-language version originally released in the U.S., Hulot has only two lines of coherent dialogue: "Everything okay?" and "How do you do?" See more »

Goofs

In a scene taking place in the garden, a man, supposedly a crew member, can be seen walking on the roof of the villa in the background. See more »

Quotes

Charles Arpel: We could go to the Sexy Club.
Madame Arpel: I prefer Constantino and his nice music.
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The opening credits appear on signs at a construction site. See more »

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Referenced in The Family (2013) See more »

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Simply brilliant
16 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

A truly lovely film, beautiful photography, lovely sets, warm, funny and sad all at the same time.

Perhaps not as funny as M Hulot's Holiday, what could be funnier than the scene of him playing table tennis in the hotel? But a really good tragic-comedy.

I love the way Tati uses the film as a kind of anti-modernism film with "L'Oncle" being the tradition vs his family's obsession with modernity - the click-click of his sister's heels on the garden pavement in their box house and her routine of starting the fish "fountain" every time someone calls is a treat.

These films should be shown more...


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