Jacques Tati (France,1971)
The title speaks for itself. Tati is seen as Monsieur Hulot, the designer of an ingenious auto camper for a small Paris firm which hopes to display it at the International Motor Show in Amsterdam. Monsieur Hulot, a sexy public relations girl and a truck carrying the camper are dispatched from Paris to Amsterdam, giving Tati a glowing opportunity to turn a comic but observant eye on the human race as it faces the everyday frustrations of mechanized chaos - today’s highway system.
• Directed by Jacques Tati. Written by Tati and J. Lagrange. Photographed by Edouard van den Enden. Music by Charles Dumont. With Jacques Tati, Maria Kimberley, Marcel Fraval, Honore Bostel. (1971, 89 mins, color, Print from Swank)