Trafic /

The continually-confounded but ever-genial Monsieur Hulot attempts to shepherd his newly designed camping vehicle to an automotive trade show. Along the way, a multitude of traffic-related incidents and accidents occur.

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Other Authors: Tati, Jacques, (Screenwriter, Actor)
Lagrange, Jacques, 1917-1995,
(Screenwriter)

Haanstra, Bert,
(Screenwriter)

Fraval, Marcel,
(Actor)

Bostel, Honoré,
(Actor)

Maisongrosse, F.,
(Actor)

Knepper, Tony,
(Actor)

Ressel, Franco, 1925-1985,
(Actor)

Zanuelli, Mario,
(Actor)

Kimberly, Maria,
(Actor)

Tatischeff, Sophie,
(Film editor)

Dumont, Charles, 1929-
(composer (expression))

Enden, Eduard van der, 1929-
(director of photography.)

Weiss, Marcel, 1912-2009,
(director of photography.)

Elmore, Kate
Description of Work:Motion picture
Format: Movie DVD
Language:French
English
Published:[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, ©2008.
Edition:Special edition.
Series:Criterion collection ; 439.
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Uniform Title:Trafic (Motion picture : 1971)
Summary:The continually-confounded but ever-genial Monsieur Hulot attempts to shepherd his newly designed camping vehicle to an automotive trade show. Along the way, a multitude of traffic-related incidents and accidents occur.

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 in all sorts of 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.

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Language Notes:In French with optional English subtitles.
General Notes:Originally released as a French motion picture in 1971.
Series numbering from container spine; edition from container.
Program notes on container insert (color illustrations) include an essay by film critic Jonathan Romney.
Special features (disc 1): "Morceaux de bravoure" a French television program episode featuring an interview of Jacques Tati (15 min., 1973); "Le journal du cinéma", a French television program episode featuring the cast of Trafic (8 min., 1971); original theatrical trailer (3 min.).
Special features (disc 2): "Tati sur les pas de Mr. Hulot = In the footsteps of M. Hulot" a two-part documentary by Tati's daughter Sophie Tatischeff, tracing the evolution of the Hulot character (104 min., 1989).
Physical Description:2 videodiscs (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
A/V Characteristics:digital optical mono Dolby
NTSC
Digital Characteristics:video file DVD video region 1
Credits:Directors of photography, Edward van den Enden and Marcel Weiss ; editing, Maurice Laumain and Sophie Tatischeff ; music, Charles Dumont ; DVD producer, Kate Elmore.
Performer:Marcel Fraval, Honoré Bostel, F. Maisongrosse, Tony Knepper, Franco Ressel, Mario Zanuelli, Maria Kimberly.
System Details:DVD, region 1; NTSC; Dolby Digital mono; 1.33:1 aspect ratio.
Production Credits:Directors of photography, Edward van den Enden and Marcel Weiss ; editing, Maurice Laumain and Sophie Tatischeff ; music, Charles Dumont ; DVD producer, Kate Elmore.
ISBN:9781604650457
1604650451