Pipe-smoking Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati's endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Tati's wildly funny satire of vacationers determined to enjoy themselves includes a series of precisely choreographed sight gags involving dogs, boats, and firecrackers. The first entry in the Hulot series is a masterpiece of gentle slapstick.
Video introduction by writer, director and performer Terry Jones
René Clément's 1936 short film, Soigne ton gauche, starring Jacques Tati
Optional English language soundtrack, created by Jacques Tati