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Monsieur Hulot curiously wanders around a high-tech Paris, paralleling a trip with a group of American tourists. Meanwhile, a nightclub/restaurant prepares its opening night, but it's still... See more »

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Barbara Dennek ...
Barbara, Young Tourist
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Monsieur Hulot
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Mr. Schultz's Companion (as Rita Maïden)
France Rumilly ...
Woman Selling Eyeglasses
France Delahalle ...
Shopper in Department Store
Valérie Camille ...
Mr. Lacs's Secretary
Erika Dentzler ...
Mme. Giffard
Nicole Ray ...
Singer
Yvette Ducreux ...
Hat Check Girl
Nathalie Jem
Jacqueline Lecomte ...
Young Tourist's Friend
Oliva Poli
Sophie Wennek
Evy Cavallaro
Laure Paillette ...
Lamp Woman #1
Colette Proust ...
Lamp Woman #2
Luce Bonifassy
Ketty France
Eliane Firmin-Didot
Billy Kearns ...
Mr. Schultz
Tony Andal ...
Tony, Restaurant's Doorman
Yves Barsacq ...
Hulot's Friend
André Fouché ...
Restaurant Manager
Georges Montant ...
Mr. Giffard
Georges Faye ...
Architect
John Abbey ...
Mr. Lacs
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German Businessman (as Reinhart Kolldehoff)
Michel Francini ...
1st Maitre D'
Grégoire Katz ...
German Salesman
Jack Gauthier ...
The Guide
Henri Piccoli ...
An Important Gentleman
Léon Doyen ...
Old Doorman
Douglas Read
François Viaur ...
Bit Part
Bob Harley
Jacques Chauveau
Gilbert Reeb
Marc Monjou ...
False Hulot with beard
Billy Bourbon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
André Badin ...
Man at Airport's Information department (uncredited)
Madeleine Bouchez ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
James Campbell ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
Marie-Pierre Casey ...
(uncredited)

Directed by

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Jacques Tati

Written by

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Jacques Tati ... (original screenplay)
 
Jacques Lagrange ... (collaboration)
 
Art Buchwald ... (additional English dialogue)

Produced by

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Bernard Maurice ... producer
René Silvera ... associate producer (as René Silvéra)

Music by

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Francis Lemarque

Cinematography by

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Jean Badal ... director of photography
Andréas Winding ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Gérard Pollicand

Editorial Department

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Jean-François Gallaud ... assistant editor (as J.F. Gallaud)
Denise Giton ... assistant editor
Claude Plouganou ... synchronization
Sophie Tatischeff ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Eugène Roman

Costume Design by

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Jacques Cottin

Makeup Department

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Serge Groffe ... makeup artist
Igor Keldich ... makeup artist
Janou Pottier ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Michel Chauvin ... production manager
Pierre Da Silva ... executive in charge of production
Dominique Welinski ... executive in charge of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Akira Endo ... assistant director
Jean Lefebvre ... assistant director
Henri Marquet ... assistant director
Nicolas Ribowski ... assistant director (as Nicolas Ribowsky)
Marie-France Siegler ... assistant director
Norbert Terry ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Henri Berger ... props
Jacques Brizzio ... assistant decorator
Jacques D'Ovidio ... assistant decorator (as Jacques d'Ovidio)
Henri Ganser ... prop buyer (as Henri Gansser)
Georges Houssaye ... prop buyer
Guy Maugin ... prop buyer
Théobald Meurisse ... assistant decorator (as Théo Meurisse)
Robert Moussard ... prop buyer
Jacques Paris ... assistant decorator
André Pierdel ... props
Jacques Preisach ... props
Maurice Sergent ... assistant decorator

Sound Department

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Danièle James ... assistant post-synchronization
Maurice Laumain ... sound editor
Camille Laurenti-Ede ... sound editor (as Camille Laurenti)
Jean-Paul Loublier ... sound mixer
Jacques Maumont ... sound director
Gilbert Pereira ... sound recordist (uncredited)

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Gilles Gaillard ... digital grading supervisor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jean-Louis Castelli ... still photographer (as J.L. Castelli)
André Dino ... still photographer
F. Doszpoly ... assistant camera
Georges Ferrière ... chief electrician
Marcel Franchi ... camera operator
J. Monseigny ... assistant camera
André Morain ... still photographer
Paul Rodier ... camera operator
René Schneider ... assistant camera

Location Management

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Marc Goldstaub ... location manager
Noëlle Mouton ... location manager
Jacques Serres ... location manager

Music Department

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James Campbell ... composer: African themes
François Rauber ... conductor / music arranger
Dave Stein ... composer: song "Take My Hand"

Other crew

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Sylvette Baudrot ... script girl
Marie-Thérèse Cabon ... script girl
Lucile Costa ... script girl
Jérôme Deschamps ... presenter
Véronique Failliot ... laboratory: 70 mm film
Macha Makeïeff ... presenter (as Macha Makeieff)
Bernard Grenet ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Florence Abiven ... special thanks: SIS
Jean Badal ... special thanks
Stéphane Barlier ... special thanks: SIS
Sabine Bauchart ... special thanks: Arane Gulliver
Thierry Beaumel ... special thanks: Mikros
Tarik Belardi ... special thanks: Mikros
Xavier Brachet ... special thanks: Mikros
Pascal Buron ... special thanks: Mikros
Hervé Bénard ... special thanks: SIS (as Hervé Benard)
Fernando Caetano ... special thanks: Deschamps
Jean-Babtiste Carcopino ... special thanks: Deschamps et Deschamps
Valérie Coudin ... special thanks: Arane Gulliver
Yvon Crenn ... special thanks
Juliette Deschamps ... special thanks: Deschamps et Deschamps
Louise Deschamps ... special thanks: Deschamps et Deschamps
Fabrice Faivre ... special thanks: Mikros
Jean Gaillard ... special thanks: Mikros
Stefan Gaillot ... special thanks: Mikros
Claude Gomis ... special thanks: Arane Gulliver
Élise Graux ... special thanks: SIS (as Elise Graux)
Frédéric Groetschel ... special thanks: Mikros
Isabelle Hermann ... special thanks: Deschamps et Deschamps
Jérôme Javelle ... special thanks: Deschamps et Deschamps
Isabelle Julien ... special thanks: Arane Gulliver
Philippe Le Forestier ... special thanks: Deschamps et Deschamps
Christophe Lelone ... special thanks: Arane Gulliver
Solen Lembrez ... special thanks: Arane Gulliver
Samantha Leroy ... special thanks: Deschamps et Deschamps
Alexis Leverve ... special thanks: SIS
Sophie Lustière ... special thanks: Arane Gulliver
Valérie Lévy ... special thanks: Deschamps et Deschamps
Sébastien Massot ... special thanks: Arane Gulliver
Sabrina Mathoux ... special thanks: Mikros
Pascal Medieu ... special thanks: Arane Gulliver
Pierre Michel-Estival ... special thanks: Mikros
Stéphanie Pacart ... special thanks: Deschamps et Deschamps
Daniel Pereira ... special thanks: Arane Gulliver
Stéphane Pivron ... special thanks: Mikros
Annette Poelhman ... special thanks
Guillaume Pondard ... special thanks: Mikros
Luc Pourrinet ... special thanks: Arane Gulliver
Maurice Prost ... special thanks: Mikros
César Roulin ... special thanks: Arane Gulliver
Laurent Rusz ... special thanks: Arane Gulliver
Christine Szymkowiak ... special thanks: Mikros
Sophie Tatischeff ... special thanks
Stéphane Texier ... special thanks: Arane Gulliver
Caroline Vanhove ... special thanks: Mikros
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Monsieur Hulot has to contact an American official in Paris, but he gets lost in the maze of modern architecture which is filled with the latest technical gadgets. Caught in the tourist invasion, Hulot roams around Paris with a group of American tourists, causing chaos in his usual manner. Written by Leon Wolters

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Taglines A wonderful playtime where you will discover the funny side of life's every moment. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Play Time - Tempo di divertimento (Italy)
  • Play Time (United States)
  • Время развлечений (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Play Time (Canada, French title)
  • Време за развлечение (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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  • 115 min
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Trivia The film's failure at the box office kept Jacques Tati in debt for several years. See more »
Goofs The escalator handrails aren't moving in the fist department store scene. You can see the actors skimming their hands along, pretending it's moving when you can see by reflections of its surface, it is indeed not. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Damned! Daney (1991). See more »
Crazy Credits The title isn't shown until the end of the opening credits. Additionally, there are no end credits. The final shot simply fades out and there is about a minute of exit music. See more »

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