Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort, where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Honestly pretty lit but this feels so tame after just being ASSAULTED (in a good way?) “Mr. Earn 125 points on every ticket you buy. Tati was a silent clown; he worked as a mime as a young man, and his Hulot seems to lack the knack of getting into a conversation. You can clearly tell he was such a perfectionist. Looking to watch Mr. Hulot's Holiday? I say that both because of how unhurried and easygoing it feels and how naturally it unfolds visually. Directed by Jacques Tati • 1953 • France Starring Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort, where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Aggressively laid back with a hint of chaos underneath. Still, it has a lot of charm, the mood clearly being more important than the barely existing plot. But you can't deny that he has s unique style. Embassy, $59.95 Popular films that are also works of art are rare gems, and Mr. Hulot’s Holiday remains one of the artistic jewels in movie comedy. Get Movies. TMDb Started another Letterboxd list project titled 2020’s Best Picture, Voted by Letterboxd Users ➡️ CLICK HERE. I love how Hulot brings this unintentional yet habitual chaos with him everywhere. Don't look for a plot, for a holiday is meant purely for fun, and if you look for it, you will find more fun in ordinary life than in fiction.". God save the Hulots of this world. The setting this time is a stuffy resort community fond of the peace and quiet that Hulot interrupts without fail. Really theres not much of a bigger story, which I suppose I appreciate, but also there didnt end being much for me to really invest in. This is my first engagement with Jacques Tati (apart from his penned The Illusionist) and I honestly had no expectations going in other than the acclaim that is heaped on his small body of work. Synopsis: With 1953’s Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (Mr. Hulot’s Holiday) , Jacques Tati’s inimitable and wildly imaginative approach to screen comedy made its first true mark with the introduction of his trademark character, Mr. Hulot. Monsieur Hulot's Holiday subtitles. That's something you would never say about a Chaplin or Keaton…. There is an oddball character, Mr Hulot; a distinct setting; plenty of sight gags, and nearly no dialogue. AKA: Les Vacances de M. Hulot, Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot, M. Hulot's Holiday, Mr. Hulot's Holiday. Oh, the pain and effort it takes for us all to relax. Tati proves to be a great observer of human behavior and his satire on the eccentricities of the French bourgeoisie is clever and funny. That's basically it. It boggles you with its nifty gags and the fact that you belly-laugh at the smallest things. The film features not much dialogue but a creative use of sound for comedic effect. 236 likes. by Playtime when I last watched that, it's ebbs into the slow at times but it's still got that bizarre Tati mania that I craaaave after only seeing one of his films. But what makes both of these characters truly great isn't their superficial trademarks (although those certainly contribute), it's the way they seem…, This is the cinematic equivalent of a relaxing Sunday afternoon. 1953 Like Tati´s first movie “Jour de Fete”, “Monsieur Hulot´s Holiday” has a very loose narrative and ultimately, not much is happening. Not as fun as I wished it was. Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort, where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. 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