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MICMACS

Director: JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET

105 minutes| France| 2009| Subtitled| Colour| Anamorphic| Dolby Stereo| 35mm


This film was released 26th February 2010, and is no longer screening.

Amelie director Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s new film combines his patented whimsy and visual inventiveness with a satirical treatment of the international arms trade. Comedian Dany Boon (a megastar following the phenomenon that was Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis/Welcome to the Sticks) plays Bazil, a video shop clerk who gets a non-fatal bullet in his brain during a drive-by shooting. Taken in by the Micmacs, seven misfits living in a secret lair under a rubbish dump, he discovers that rival Parisian arms dealers manufactured the bullet that hit him. Bazil plans revenge and is aided and abetted by his incredibly resourceful new friends.??Although some commentators have claimed that the subject of arms trading grounds the film in contemporary reality, Micmacs, like Jeunet’s earlier films (Delicatessen, The City of Lost Children) is a fable that looks and sounds like a live action cartoon. It’s surely no accident that Jeunet himself has cited Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as a major influence.

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