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Mr Hulot's Holiday

Updated: Jan 13, 2021

I think Simon had been waiting for about 11 years to show this film to Swamps. After drawing an unprecdented 4 directors from the scrote he decide on Jacques Tati - what took him so long to decide. It might be something to do with the fact that Tati was not avaialable on the usual lock down streams (Netflix, Amazon and YouTube). so instead we had a link from Vemo - a technological challenge for some members.

Jacques Tati released his second (of only 6) films in 1953. It introduced Mr Hulot and his adventures while on the mandatory french vacation to the coast in August. The film was shot almost entirely in the seaside village of Saint-Marc-de-Mer where there is a statue erected in his honour.

Simon provided an excellent introduction to Jacques Tati's life career and death. Allegedly Jacques Tati died in 1982 on the 11th hole of a golf course frequented by Simon's dad.

Unfortunately the overall film club response was negative despite the detailed introduction it was felt that the flim was dated (what 1953 film is not dated??) and the humour was lame. However, it certainly challenged a number of members of the film club which is the part of the film club aim after all.

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