Trafic

Edition no. 439

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Licensor
Studio Canal
Directed by: Jacques Tati
Featuring: Jacques Tati
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.

Technical Specifications

Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: French 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono
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Subtitles: English
Region: 1
Discs: 2 Discs |  DVD-9

Supplements

  • In the Footsteps of Monsieur Hulot (1969), 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
  • Trailer
  • Booklet featuring an essay by film critic Jonathan Romney

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Release Credits

Producer: Kate Elmore
Artwork: Jason Hardy

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