lark4dr posted this double-ender Peugeot 40404 wagon at the Cohort, with a link to hemmings that has the story on it and a few more below. They’re just two of a number of Peugeots constructed for the 2014 French film “Mood Indigo”. Now I’m going to have to see it for myself.
This is what I call the 40104, which features a 404’s rear end as the front end.
One of the odder ones is this Cadillac stretch limo with a 404 front end. And it has Peugeot badging, and for a reason. Peugeot had product placement rights, and actually built all of the cars in the film.
Here’s a few more, but obviously they’re not all Peugeots.
And here’s a couple of trailers to give you an idea of what director Michel Gondry envisioned:
I like a good movie, but it seems a shame to cut up classic Peugeots.
Maybe you can buy one, Paul. The museum is selling their two “Peugeots” from the movie. The Hemmings article says they are being auctioned on Sept. 20 at the museum, which is reducing its collection. Auction catalog at:
As for seeing it yourself, there is great pantheon of French films that are so remarkable as to have changed the way we see cinema and even the very world itself.
This is not one of them.
Indeed. This seems to come from the school of French cinema that worships at the feet of Jerry Lewis.
In agreement. I generally eschew mainstream cinema in favor of foreign / independent films – but this one, considering what I gleaned from the trailer, seems incredibly stupid.
They’re all a bit on the disturbing size of fascinating, especially the yellow 40104. I rather like the green 306 (at least I think it’s a 306), it reminds me of a certain older Hot Wheels or Matchbox car although that shade of green is great just by itself too.
I’m getting a powerful fever dream vibe from all of the cars, likely what they intended. I just wish that I could halfway figure out what they were going for with the limo. They could’ve saved the trouble of building that by tracking this one down and using it instead. It has enough of that “just what the hell am I looking at?” vibe to fit in with this lot.
As for the short critique of French cinema above, I’ll suggest Delicatessen is fun in a kind of weird way.
Looks like those weird Photoshopped cars one sees on the Interwebs. Only these were actually made!? I’m going to have to see that film also…