Traffic (1971)

Traffic (1971)

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The final Monsieur Hulot feature from French filmmaking extraordinaire Jacques Tati, following the fumble-prone comic character travelling from Paris to Amsterdam. More

Mr. Hulot is the head designer of the Altra Automotive Co. His latest invention is a newfangled camper car loaded with outrageous extra features. Along with the company's manager and publicity model, Hulot sets out from Paris with the intention of debuting the car at the annual auto show in Amsterdam. The going isn't easy, however, and the group encounters an increasingly bizarre series of hurdles and setbacks en route.

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1971Rating: G96 minsFrance, Italy
ComedyWorld CinemaClassic

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Traffic (1971) | Reviews

The New York Times

The New York Times

For all of the laughter in Traffic, there are moments when the banal utilitarianism of the super-highway is seen as a work of extraordinary art.

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

A masterpiece in its own right - not only for the sharp picture of the frenetic and gimmick-crazy civilisation that worships cars, but also for many remarkable formal qualities.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Traffic serves as a scaled-down but inescapably fitting companion piece to its predecessor, the monumental Playtime.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Sweet and entertaining, with moments of pure Tati magic.

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Sight & Sound

Sight & Sound

While defending the consistency of Tati's vision as a humourist, it has to be admitted that Traffic is a fitful and disappointing successor to Playtime.

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Traffic (1971) | Release Details

Traffic (1971) is now playing in 1 cinema in Australia. Traffic (1971) is available to stream in Australia now on Beamafilm.