Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (U)

Director Jacques Tati. French Comedy

Tati’s creation is a treasure of comedic observation of bourgeoisie manners at the seaside. Monsieur Hulot, amiable and courteous but blessed with lolloping limbs, pipe and hat, became one of cinema's best-loved characters. Throwing himself into everything from a tennis match to a fancy dress party, Hulot is an accident personified - a gentle lunatic, unaware that his enthusiasms are forging a chain of disaster. While most of the gags are visual there are some excellent sound gags too. Unmissable!

Starring Jacques Tati, Michele Rolla, Nathalie Pascaud

Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

Marvellous we all fell off our seats laughing

Considering this film was made in 1953 it remains extremely funny. Tati's sense of timing is superb.

Brilliant. Tears of laughter were running down our faces!

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