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“Tati is heir to the great comics of the silent era, Chaplin and Keaton and Lloyd.” —
“Jacques Tati’s bumbling stick-bug of an alter ego is considered by many to be the funniest creation to come out of Gallic cinema.” —Time Out


• Best Foreign Language Film, New York Film Critics Circle Awards, 1954 • Top Foreign Films, National Board of Review, 1954 • Prix Louis Delluc, 1953


Dans une station balnéaire de la côte atlantique, les vacanciers s’installent avec leurs habitudes de citadins, tandis que Monsieur Hulot, au volant de sa vieille voiture pétaradante, vient bouleverser la quiétude estivale. A peine a-t-il franchi la porte de l’Hôtel de la Plage qu’il provoque catastrophe sur catastrophe, semant involontairement la zizanie et le chaos… Pour le plus grand plaisir des enfants, il va offrir aux pensionnaires de l’hôtel des vacances comme ils n’en ont jamais connu.


Monsieur Hulot 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; it was the first entry in the Hulot series and the film that launched its maker to international stardom.

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Jacques Tati