Rent Mr. Hulot's Holiday (1953)

3.8 of 5 from 160 ratings
1h 24min
Rent Mr. Hulot's Holiday (aka Les Vacances De Monsieur Hulot) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
The film that brought Jacques Tati international acclaim also launched his on-screen alter ego: the courteous, well-meaning, eternally accident-prone Monsieur Hulot with whom Tati would from now on be inseparably associated. As with Jour de fete, Vacances is set in a sleepy French coastal resort which is seasonally disrupted by holidaymakers in energetic pursuit of fun. At the centre of the chaos is the eccentric Hulot, struggling at all times to maintain appearances, but somehow entirely divorced from his immediate surroundings.
There is little plot in Tati's beautifully orchestrated 'ballet' of comic action: it's a series of incidents, a seamless succession of gently studies of human absurdity.
Actors:
, Nathalie Pascaud, , André Dubois, , , Raymond Carl, , , , Marguerite Gérard, Georges Adlin, ,
Directors:
Producers:
Fred Orain, Jacques Tati
Writers:
Henri Marquet
Aka:
Les Vacances De Monsieur Hulot
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
Classics, Comedy
Countries:
France, Classics, Comedy
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/11/2004
Run Time:
84 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Interview with filmmaker Richard Lester
  • Original trailers for Les Vacances de M. Hulot, Mon Oncle and Playtime
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/11/2010
Run Time:
88 minutes
Bonus:
  • Fully restored version of Jacques Tati's definitive 1978 cut
  • Alternative 'international' soundtrack (revised to include more English dialogue)
  • Original theatrical release version (1953,95 minutes)

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Reviews (3) of Mr. Hulot's Holiday

Nostalgic comedy - Mr. Hulot's Holiday review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
02/07/2007

Jacques Tati has a child-like innocence in his approach to film making. Although this film was made in 1953, it still retains its powerful charm. There is very little dialogue; instead the focus is on farcical situations as his holiday progresses.

The title theme music pulls the feel-good scenes together, and leaves you nostalgically longing for something you had never missed before then. His 'mon oncle' follow up is more polished, coming some 8 years later (and with more dialogue/in colour). This film will make you laugh.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

A comedy masterpiece - Mr. Hulot's Holiday review by TE

Spoiler Alert
28/08/2017

Absolutely hysterical from first to last - on a par with the great silent films of Chaplin and Keaton etc.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Hilarious - Mr. Hulot's Holiday review by DK

Spoiler Alert
12/12/2019

This is one of the funniest films I have ever seen, partly whimsically French and partly laugh out loud slapstick.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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