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Director:
Writers:
Jacques Tati (original scenario) and
Jacques Lagrange (artistic collaboration) ...
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Release Date:
11 December 1972 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Mr. Hulot drives a recreational vehicle from Paris to Amsterdam in his usual comic, disasterous style. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Almost as good as Tati's best films; very underrated! See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jacques Tati ... Monsieur Hulot (as Mr. Hulot)
Marcel Fraval ... Truckdriver
Honoré Bostel ... Director of ALTRA
François Maisongrosse ... François (as F. Maisongrosse)
Tony Knepper ... Mechanic
Franco Ressel
Mario Zanuelli
Maria Kimberly ... Maria

Directed by
Jacques Tati 
 
Writing credits
Jacques Tati  original scenario and
Jacques Lagrange  artistic collaboration and
Bert Haanstra  participation

Produced by
Robert Dorfmann .... producer
 
Original Music by
Charles Dumont 
 
Cinematography by
Eduard van der Enden  (as Edward van den Enden)
Marcel Weiss 
 
Film Editing by
Maurice Laumain 
Sophie Tatischeff 
Jacques Tati (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Adrien De Rooy 
 
Costume Design by
Jacques Esterel 
 
Makeup Department
Gert Van Den Berg .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Georges Laurent .... production manager
Wim Lindner .... production manager
Marcel Mossotti .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alain Fayner .... assistant director
Roberto Giandalia .... assistant director
Marie-France Siegler .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Hugo Van Baren .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Alain Curvelier .... sound
Jean Nény .... sound mixer (as Jean Neny)
Ed Pelster .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christian Dupré .... assistant camera
Paul Rodier .... camera operator
René Schneider .... assistant camera
Peter Smaling .... assistant camera
Anton van Munster .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Patricia Nény .... assistant editor
Claude Plouganou .... synchronization
Patrick Raynaud .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Bernard Gérard .... conductor
 
Other crew
Juliette Wuidart .... administrator
 
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96 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The end scene (people walking with umbrellas between parked cars) was shot on the parking lot of the then still functioning Amsterdam Ford factory.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The green car transporting the tree log (number 3832GE78) is missing the tree log in the bottom-up scrolling plane at 679 seconds into the movie.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Illusionist (2010)See more »

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25 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Almost as good as Tati's best films; very underrated!, 31 July 2002
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

Tati's final theatrical film, which is often considered his greatest failure, is in actuality nearly as good as his masterpieces. In this film, Tati stars for the fourth and final time as M. Hulot. This time he has a job as an automobile designer, and it is his job to get his company's new Camping Car to Amsterdam for a big auto show. Accompanying him is a driver, François, and a public relations worker, Maria (played marvelously by Maria Kimberly, who reminds us of the great lead actress roles played by Nathalie Pascaud and Barbara Denneck in M. Hulot's Holiday and Playtime respectively). Maria drives around in a little yellow convertible with her little fur-ball dog. Its fast and maneuverable. It can go pretty much anywhere it wants. Unfortunately, François and M. Hulot are driving a large truck. They often get into trouble when they're trying to follow Maria's car. Every problem that can happen does. Many observations are made about how people act when they're in their cars on the highway (it's a non-stop traffic jam from Paris to Amsterdam). The jokes in Traffic are always hilarious. The first fifteen or twenty minutes are somewhat dry of them, which is mainly why I don't rank this one up there with M. Hulot's Holiday, Mon Oncle, and Playtime (it's about even with Jour de fête). But when it gets going, it never stops. And it's beautiful, too, just as all of his other films. The final sequence is sublime, and the final shot will stay with me forever. 9/10.

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