Once a year the fair comes for one day to the little town 'Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre'. All inhabitants are scoffing at Francois, the postman, what he seems not to recognize. The rising of the... See full summary »
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 under construction.
A boxer is out in the country with his entourage, training for his next fight. Meanwhile, on the farm nearby, Roger is neglecting his chores. As he watches the boxer and his sparring ... See full summary »
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 <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>
This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #110. See more »
The second time Hulot enters the hotel, with the fishing net and rod, the way he holds them changes between shots. See more »
...and, dear Lady, in those days I was a Cavalry Captain, and there was discipline and authority!
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The film ends with a shot of the now-deserted beach, over which is superimposed a graphic of a bright red postmarked stamp. See more »
In 1960, for a second run in theaters, Tati re-cut the movie, removing some shots and extending others. Most notably, a color stamp is added to the final shot (as if it was a holiday postcard). In 1978, after the success of _Jaws (1975)_, Tati shot some additional material to extend the scene with the folding boat (adding Hulot's struggle to reopen the collapsed boat, causing a panic among beachgoers). See more »
The picture deals with Mister Hulot going to a holiday resort where he accidentally originates destruction and disaster . The movie is plentiful of original sketches . From the beginning to the end the good humor and bland comedy are continued . The film blends tongue-in-cheek , irony , giggles , joy , jokes , social critical and is pretty bemusing and entertaining .
In spite of runtime is overlong , the run is two hours and some , isn't boring neither tiring but funny . The gentle humor developed in the film is clever and thoughtful and the comic numbers vary between slapstick and surrealist . The argument is plain and simple though is only set in a hotel and beach isn't dreary . Jacques Tati is extraordinary as Mister Hulot , character he'll repeat in a sequel : ¨My uncle¨ . Direction and interpretation by Jacques Tati is magnificent and excellent . Alain Romain's score ( habitual musician of Tati ) is agreeable and cheerful . The motion picture received awesome reviews and deserves the complete knowledge because there are amount chuckles and entertainment . The picture is nowadays considered a European cult film .
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