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First it was a mine that exploded in the middle of the Moroccan desert. Years later, it was a stray bullet that lodged in his brain... Bazil doesn't have much luck with weapons. The first made him an orphan, the second holds him on the brink of sudden, instant death. Released from the hospital after his accident, Bazil is homeless. Luckily, our inspired and gentle-natured dreamer is quickly taken in by a motley crew of junkyard dealers living in a veritable Ali Baba's cave. The group's talents and aspirations are as surprising as they are diverse: Remington, Calculator, Buster, Slammer, Elastic Girl, Tiny Pete and Mama Chow. Then one day, walking by two huge buildings, Bazil recognizes the logos of the weapons manufacturers that caused all of his misfortune. He sets out to take revenge, with the help of his faithful gang of wacky friends. Underdogs battling heartless industrial giants, our gang relive the battle of David and Goliath, with all the imagination and fantasy of Buster Keaton...
Micmacs a tire larigot --Best in class. Brilliant.
Best comedy I've seen THIS YEAR. And it is such a warm, touching film; I'll put this on my "watch once a year" (even more) list forever --almost supplanting "Triplettes of Belleville", which I'll rent anytime I come across somebody who hasn't seen it yet.
Micmacs is such a film. Micmacs made me feel human again, and I'll always be grateful for its having been made. Best of class, without a doubt. The last scene, a mere minute, it struck some sort of chord in me, a nostalgic, visceral archetype, the tears would not stop, but they were tears of happiness. Brilliant, absolutely brilliant.
Original and Unique.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet has a brilliant habit of showing you how to see the world in a way that you've probably never thought of before. While there are certainly similarities between this movie and Amelie it doesn't feel repetitive. You can predict the more general plot points if you're familiar with Jeunet's directing, but he still knows how to keep everything original and unique. This movie is a perfect way to brighten any day. I loved every second of it.
Entertaining, original and family-safe
The version I own has subtitles, so this may exclude young viewers unable to read. I found the movie very entertaining. Jean-Pierre Jeunet's movies have not disappointed me yet. Looking forward to his next one perhaps in 2013.
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 2009
- © 2009, 2010 Epithete Films, Tapioca Films, Warner Bros. Pictures, France 2 Cinema and France 3 Cinema. All Rights Reserved.