Trafic

Trafic

Directed by Jacques Tati • 1971 • France

In Jacques Tati's Trafic, the bumbling Monsieur Hulot, kitted out as always with tan raincoat, beaten brown hat, and umbrella, takes to Paris's highways and byways. In this, his final outing, Hulot is employed as an auto company's director of design, and accompanies his new product (a camping car outfitted with absurd gadgetry) to an auto show in Amsterdam. Naturally, the road there is paved with modern-age mishaps. This late-career delight is a masterful demonstration of the comic genius's expert timing and sidesplitting knack for visual gags, and a bemused last look at technology run amok.

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Trafic
  • Trafic

    Directed by Jacques Tati • 1971 • France

    In Jacques Tati's Trafic, the bumbling Monsieur Hulot, kitted out as always with tan raincoat, beaten brown hat, and umbrella, takes to Paris's highways and byways. In this, his final outing, Hulot is employed as an auto company's director of design, and ...

Extras

  • Professor Goudet's Lessons

    In this 2013 piece, Jacques Tati scholar Stéphane Goudet gives a classroom lecture on the concepts that are essential for understanding Tati's cinema.

  • Tati Story

    This 2002 film by Jacques Tati scholar Stéphane Goudet traces Tati's life and work through clips from his films and rare photos and archival material.