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Monsieur Hulotís Holiday 1953 / Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot film review


Monsieur Hulotís Holiday 1953 film review

Monsieur Hulotís Holiday (1953, France)

Original title
Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot
Genres
Running time
100 minutes
Language
French
Categories
Our rating
⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚪⚪ 8 / 10

Monsieur Hulot takes his old-fashioned car on the road - his destination is seaside Hotel de la Plage, where he will spend his week-long vacation. The weather is perfect, the sea is perfect and the hotel is located right on the beach - what more could he expect? Unfortunately from the arrival Monsieur Hulot puts himself in rather embarrassing situations, not to mention his little bits of bad luck causes havoc among other guests and locals. Beautiful young woman Martine quickly gathers the attention of Monsieur Hulot and many other men that stumble upon her on the street or the beach. In the diner time Monsieur Hulot accidentally puts the hotel owner to a test of patience and from that point it is all heading towards a disaster.

First Jacques Tati film about his iconic character of Monsieur Hulot with all the trademarks that he later used in further films - almost no dialogues, tiny little inostensible details that later are used for a comic situation, the relaxed atmosphere and slow pace that seems to be flowing without any point, but later proves to be well developed concept. Similar to other Tati films this one is a bit unusual comedy, where only physical elements and situation comedy are used, yet it isnít a flaw in any way - his approach to film-making was different from pretty much everybody else (it is hard to find similar style even in other French production) and it actually worked perfectly for him. Of course now his comedies might seem a bit outdated and old fashioned, but if you give them a chance you might be surprised.


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Creators of Monsieur Hulotís Holiday


Jacques Tati films

Jacques Tati

director

Jacques Tati films

Jacques Tati

screenplay

Henri Marquet films

Henri Marquet

screenplay



Cast of Monsieur Hulotís Holiday


Jacques Tati films

Jacques Tati

as Monsieur Hulot

Nathalie Pascaud films

Nathalie Pascaud

as Martine

Lucien Fregis films

Lucien Fregis

as hotel owner

Andre Dubois films

Andre Dubois

as Commandant

Micheline Rolla films

Micheline Rolla

as aunt

Valentine Camax films

Valentine Camax

as Englishwoman


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