TRAFFIC: Highway Fatality

Directed by JACQUES TATI

Screenplay by JACQUES TATI and JACQUES LAGRANGE

Jacques Tati has made three previous excursions into the amuck world of M. Hulot, upon whose heron head rain down all manner of comic disasters. Mr. Hulot' s Holiday (1953), the first, still seems the best, the most genuinely poignant and inventively funny. Further installments — Mon Oncle (1958) and Playtime (1967), photo graphed in 70 mm. and yet to be released in the U.S. — have grown progressively more precious. Often the complexity of a Tati gag outweighs the punch line. In...

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