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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 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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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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Fantastic French Farce.
30 June 2006 | by bluf483See all my reviews

I saw this film years ago on the BBC late on a Saturday night. I at school and learning French and though the content was something a little risqué for a 13 year old I was allowed to stay up and watch it. I loved it though not quite sure if I fully understood it then. It really is a wonderful seaside romp with the main pastime being everyone trying to get off with everyone else. It may sound a bit sordid, but it is anything but. It is funny, tasteful and a great way of spending 90 minutes or so. The character interactions and story line just flow in a seamless way, taking the viewer along on the ride. The BBC seemed to repeat it every summer during their 'Foreign film season for a good few years: for me and my school friends it became a summer favourite. Recommended for students of French and The French.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 January 1978 (France) See more »

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