Trafic, 1971. Jacques Tati.
For car freaks: 1966 Mercedes-Benz 250 S [W108]
The last film to feature his beloved alter ego, Mr. Hulot, Trafic is also the only one in which Tati’s bumbling and impeccably mannered naïf has a real job. He designs cars, and the film’s fume of a plot has him escorting his newest one, a tricked-out model designed for camping trips, from Paris to an Amsterdam auto show along with a diffident factory-hand driver (Marcel Franval) and an airheaded publicist (Maria Kimberly). Every conceivable thing goes wrong en route, and Hulot is fired on arrival. In other words, there’s a happy ending.