Les Vacances de M. Hulot (released as Monsieur Hulot‘s Holiday in the UK and Mr. Hulot’s Holiday in the US) is a comedy film starring and directed by Jacques Tati. It introduced the pipe-smoking, well-meaning but clumsy character of Monsieur Hulot, who appears in Tati’s subsequent films, including Mon Oncle (1959), Playtime (1967), and Trafic (1971). The film gained an international reputation for its creator when released in 1953.
Original French trailer:
and German trailer with animated intro: