#393: Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday

r4f4tsu0ajeh9zyukwojsymioj7#393 – Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday, (Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot), 1953, Jacques Tati

Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort, where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Tati’s masterpiece of gentle slapstick is a series of effortlessly well-choreographed sight gags involving dogs, boats, and firecrackers; it was the first entry in the Hulot series and the film that launched its maker to international stardom.