Les Vacances de M. Hulot
A film by Jacques Tati
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. Les Vacances du Monsieur Hulot is set in a sleepy French coastal resort which is seasonally disrupted by holiday-makers 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. Tati’s beautifully orchestrated comic ‘ballet’ is a seamless succession of gently mocking studies of human absurdity.
- Feature presented in high definition and standard definition.
- Fully restored version of Jacques Tati’s definitive 1978 cut.
- Original theatrical 1953 release version (95 min).
- Original theatrical trailer (DVD only).
- Richard Lester interview (DVD only, 2004, 36 min): the acclaimed filmmaker discusses Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot.
- Fully illustrated booklet with an essay by Philip Kemp.
Original aspect ratio
- 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories
- B - Includes most European and Middle-Eastern countries, all of Africa, Australia and New Zealand