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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:
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Nathalie Pascaud ...
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
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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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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 <[email protected]>

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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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Monsieur Hulot, the main protagonist of this film, was cited by Rowan Atkinson as one of his influence for Mr. Bean. Atkinson later on played his character on the film Mr. Bean's Holliday (2007), a film which was also set in France and shares a similar theme with this film. See more »

Goofs

The second time Hulot is at the table, when he reaches across his companion, the arrangement of carafe and plates change, and the amount of wine in the carafe changes, between shots. See more »

Quotes

The Young Intellectual: Mademoiselle, please. Are you familiar with Bertrand's essay? It's particularly relevant for women protesting bourgeois decadence. Even a housewife...
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Referenced in Sunes sommar (1993) See more »

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Hilarious, influential, plot less, wonderful
10 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

"Mr. Hulot's Holiday" is a terrific comedy. But be warned, it is also deliberately paced, almost lacking in dialog, and absolutely plot less. In order for you to enjoy this film, you must not wait for the "story" to begin--there is not one. In fact, the film is not much more than a series of sight gags held together by a single set of characters and a single locale--but as such, it is brilliant.

Director/Star Tati's work in the Hulot films was an obvious influence on the solo films of Jerry Lewis a decade later. It is amazing that the French purportedly think Lewis a genius when in fact his best films (such as "The Bellboy," "The Ladies Man," "The Errand Boy," etc) borrow from the Tati style to the point of plagiarism.

Well, the original is better, and you don't have to endure the constant mugging.


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