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Micmacs

Micmacs
  • 2009
  • France
  • 104 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  • Written by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillaume Laurent
  • Cast: Dany Boon, Dominique Pinon, André Dussollier
  • Language: French
  • Website: www.lovefilm.com/micro/…

This slight but enjoyably manic satire from Amelie and Delicatessen director Jeunet sees eccentric Parisian loner Bazil (Boon) draw on a bunch of insane refuseniks for help when he is left with a bullet in his cerebellum following a freak accident. In evoking the ghosts of Buster Keaton and Jacques Tati and displacing them in an anarchic underground world peopled by the forgotten and abused, Jeunet is clearly on familiar ground. Fun and innovative stuff.

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Micmacs (Micmacs a Tire-Larignot)

17 Feb 20103 stars

(12A) 104min The re-evaluation of the golden age of slapstick cinema (cue Paul Merton and sparse piano riff) comes full circle with this slight but enjoyably manic satire from Amélie and Delicatessen director Jean Pierre Jeunet. Left with a bullet…

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