Micmacs

  • 12
  • Jean-Pierre Jeunet (2009)
  • Fr (SUB)
  • 100 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
5 out of 5

Adopting the same stylised, magical view of Paris as Amélie, coupled with the visual invention of Delicatessen, director Jean-Pierre Jeunet's whimsical comedy is a deliciously smart satire on the arms trade. French superstar Dany Boon is exemplary as the deadpan Buster Keaton-like vagrant who, with help from his new-found family of homeless scavengers, takes inspired revenge on the weapons manufacturers responsible for his plight. Chock full of Jeunet's distinctive set designs, supreme sight gags, quirky characters (such as a human cannonball played by Jeunet regular Dominique Pinon) and luminous cinematography, this "Steptoe and Son in Wonderland" fairy tale offers limitless scope for the director's unique imagination. From the fabulous automated sculptures constructed in the Aladdin's cave-style hideaway, to a brilliantly orchestrated trip to a pretend war zone and the Looney Tunes inspired action, this continually astonishes, enchants and beguiles.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Dany Boon. After being injured by a stray bullet during a shoot-out on a French street, innocent bystander Bazil loses his job and his home. But he is befriended by a quirky group of social misfits and together they plot to wreak revenge on the weapons manufacturers who inadvertently brought about Bazil's downfall.

Cast and crew

Cast

Bazil
Dany Boon
Nicolas Thibault De Fenouillet
André Dussollier
François Marconi
Nicolas Marié
Slammer
Jean-Pierre Marielle
Mama Chow
Yolande Moreau
Elastic Girl
Julie Ferrier
Remington
Omar Sy
Buster
Dominique Pinon
Tiny Pete
Michel Cremardes
Calculator
Marie-Julie Baup

Crew

Director
Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Other Information

Language: 
French +subtitles
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
E1 Entertainment
Guidance: 
Violence, sex scenes and drug references.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 26 Feb 2010
Certificate 12
Distributor:
E1 Entertainment UK
Categories
Comedy

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