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Trafic (Criterion) (1971-1989)

Cast: Jacques Tati, Jacques Tati, Maria Kimberly, more...
Director: Jacques Tati, Jacques Tati
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Studio: Criterion
Genre: Comedies, Foreign, France, Quest, Road Movies, Criterion Collection, Drama, Politics and Social Issues
Languages: French
Subtitles: English
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In Jacques Tati's Trafic, the bumbling Monsieur Hulot, outfitted as always with tan raincoat, beaten brown hat, and umbrella, takes to Paris's highways and byways. For this, his final outing, Hulot is employed as an auto company's director of design, and accompanies his new vehicle (a camper tricked out with absurd gadgetry) to an auto show in Amsterdam. Naturally, the road is paved with modern-age mishaps. This late-career delight is a masterful demonstration of the comic genius's expert timing and sidesplitting visual gags, and a bemused last look at technology run amok. -- Criterion

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • In the Footsteps of Monsieur Hulot (1989), a two-hour documentary tracing the evolution of Jacques Tati's beloved alter ego
  • Interview from 1971 with the cast of Trafic, from the French television program Le journal de cinéma
  • "The Comedy of Jacques Tati," a 1973 episode from the French television program Morceaux de bravoure
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A new essay by film critic Jonathan Romney

GreenCine Member Ratings

Trafic (Criterion) (1971)
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6.54 (13 votes)
Trafic (Criterion) (In the Footsteps of Monsieur Hulot) (Bonus Disc) (1989)
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8.00 (1 votes)

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