While on holiday at a seaside resort, Monsieur Hulot—Jacques Tati's endearing, pipe-smoking clown—finds his presence provoking one catastrophe after another as his attempts to relax are thwarted at every turn by the caprices of fellow vacationers and the whims of nature and mischance. A wildly funny satire of vacationers determined to enjoy themselves, the first entry in the popular Hulot series includes a series of brilliantly choreographed sight gags about boats, dogs, tennis and other hazards of leisure. We are proud to present this masterpiece of gentle slapstick in a new 35mm restoration. (Fully subtitled) Official Web Site

Director:

Jacques Tati

Cast:

Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud, Michèle Rolla, Valentine Camax, Louis Perrault, André Dubois, Lucien Frégis, Raymond Carl, René Lacourt, Marguerite Gérard

MPAA Rating:

NR

Run Time:

1hr 28mins

Release Year:

1953

Country Of Origin:

France