About

Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort, where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Tati’s masterpiece of gentle slapstick is a series of effortlessly well-choreographed sight gags involving dogs, boats, and firecrackers; it was the first entry in the Hulot series and the film that launched its maker to international stardom.

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Directed by

Jacques Tati

Written by

Jacques Tati (Screenplay)

Runtime

87 minutes

Country

France

Language

French

Tagline

It's laugh-vacation time!

Cast

Keywords

train holiday summer hotel beach pilot alcohol abuse jazz underdog pipe lone wolf tennis aerobics masked ball

Lists

#298 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#218 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#49 on The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay