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Holiday Hotel (1978)

L'hôtel de la plage (original title)
A seaside hotel is the theater for sex, first love and deceptions among parents and their children.

Director:

Michel Lang

Writer:

Michel Lang
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophie Barjac Sophie Barjac ... Catherine Guedel
Myriam Boyer Myriam Boyer ... Aline Dandrel
Daniel Ceccaldi ... Euloge St. Prix
Michèle Grellier ... Marie-Laure Delambre
Bruno Guillain Bruno Guillain ... Cyril (as Bruno Lavergne)
Francis Lemaire Francis Lemaire ... Lucien Vermaelen
Robert Lombard Robert Lombard ... Guedel
Bruno de Stabenrath Bruno de Stabenrath ... Antoine (as Bruno Du Louvat)
Guy Marchand ... Hubert Delambre
Jean-Paul Muel Jean-Paul Muel ... Paul Dandrel
Anne Parillaud ... Estelle
Michel Robin ... Léonce
Martine Sarcey Martine Sarcey ... Elisabeth Rouvier
Bernard Soufflet Bernard Soufflet ... Bertrand
Rosine Cadoret Rosine Cadoret ... Cécile St.Prix
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August in Brittany at a seaside hotel. Some guests are new, some come every year and are friends. The men nearing middle age fish and plan infidelities; their wives have surprises of their own in store. Teens fall in and out of love. Kids not yet teens have their own parties and friendships. Lucien's friends set him up with Aline, the wife of a jealous husband. Euloge wants an assignation with the waitress, Yveline. While a husband philanders, his wife goes to Morlaix to see antiques, giving one youth a lift. Their daughter Estelle dumps two boyfriends. There's a talent contest. The hôtelière has an unexpected suitor. The month ends; in 11 months, most but not all will be back. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 January 1978 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Strandhotel See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Juliette Guedel: I just had to smile like Jane Fonda in 'Cat Ballou', and Jean-Pierre would have been mine.
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References Cat Ballou (1965) See more »

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Le père de James Dean
Performed by Mort Shuman
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Fun Happy French Far
23 January 2005 | by digi-6See all my reviews

I think this is a great film. I have had a copy since it was broadcast on the BBC in 1980. The copy has now migrated to DVD & been cleaned up on the way. I last saw a copy on VHS at FNAC in Paris in 1998, it certainly did not make DVD. It is a warm French farce with a happy ending & all you could expect from a bunch of french families on holiday for the month of August in a Brittany hotel on the beach. The acting is good and the director really captured the french attitude to food, family, drink, and holidays. The month of August is the month that ninety percent of families take off & in this film there is a very interesting bunch of characters and there are several threads to the plot of the movie, all of which run their course & tie up at the end. I have seen some of the cast since in other movies, but in this film the interplay between the characters is excellent. I still watch this film every year.


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