M. Hulot's Holiday

M. Hulot's Holiday

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Already familiar to many, especially following his acclaimed directorial debut Jour De Fete, Jacques Tati came into his own and reached new levels of popularity with 1953's Les Vacances De Monsieur Hulot. The first film to introduce his much-loved alter ego Monsieur Hulot, it sets the pattern for future appearances of the character, throwing the bumbling hero unwittingly into the middle of the action and letting the ensuing mishaps provoke humor ranging from gentle observations to fairly biting satire. The setting this time is a stuffy resort community fond of the peace and quiet that Hulot interrupts without fail. Nearly dialogue-free and driven more by episode than plot (like all of the Hulot films), standout set pieces include a disrupted funeral, an interrupted game of cards, and -- one of Tati's signature bits -- a game of tennis played with rules that can politely be called unconventional. ~ Keith Phipps

Product Details

Release Date: 05/12/2015
UPC: 0622406140694
Original Release: 1953
Source: Imports
Sales rank: 14,969

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jacques Tati Monsieur Hulot
Nathalie Pascaud Martine
Louis Perrault Fred
Michelle Rolla The Aunt
André Dubois The Commandant
Valentine Camax The Englishwoman
Lucien Frégis The Hotelkeeper
Raymond Carl Waiter
Marguerite Gérard The Strolling Woman
Michèle Brabo A Vacationer
Jean-Pierre Zola Businessman
Suzy Willy The Commandant's Wife

Technical Credits
Jacques Tati Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Suzanne Baron Editor
Charles Bretoneiche Editor
Henri Marquet Screenwriter
Jacques Mercanton Cinematographer
Fred Orain Producer

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