Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (1953) IMDb

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Sequel:

Mon Oncle (1958) IMDb

Commentary

Not exactly subtle.

References here: The Illusionist (2010).

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Tangent:

The Illusionist (2010) IMDb

Viewing

Seen in 2017.

Commentary

Mon Oncle (1958) is directly quoted, but the character written by, modelled after and named after Jacques Tati (who was born Tatischeff) is not Hulot. As with The Triplets of Belleville (2003), the backgrounds, animation and detail work are excellent and the story is poor. Alice goes from gullible ingenue to trendy materialist without developing any greater depth or personality. Her love story appears to hinge pathetically on her altered appearance. The simultaneous economic failure of all the talented traditional performers, including a literal sad clown, is an enactment of stereotypes about French art film, and as such it falls flat.

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