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Micmacs

Micmacs Ă  tire-larigot

FEATURE FILM 102'
Comedy

An offbeat adventure full of twists and turns, by the director of Amélie and his usual crew
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Directed by

Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring

André Dussolier (Bad Seeds, Roomates Wanted, Diplomacy, Beauty and the Beast, My Worst Nightmare, Micmacs, Tell No One, 36, A Very Long Engagement, Officer s Ward - Best Supporting Actor at the Cesar Awards 2002, Children of the Marshlands)
Dany Boon (La Ch’tite Famille, R.A.I.D. Special Unit, Penny Pincher)
Isabelle Candelier
Jean-Pierre Marielle (The Da Vinci Code, Little Lili, All the Mornings of the World)
Julie Ferrier (French Women, Heartbreaker)
Marie-Julie Baup (Mark of an Angel)
Michel Cremades
Nicolas Marié (Bye Bye Morons)
Omar Sy (Two is Family, The Intouchables, Chocolat, Burnt, Jurassic World, X-Men)
Yolande Moreau (Seraphine - Best Actress at the Cesar Awards 2009, Paris, I Love You, Amelie)

Production

Frédéric Brillion and Gilles Legrand - Epithète Films - and Jean-Pierre Jeunet - Tapioca Films

2008 / Original language: French / Color / Dolby SRD / available in hd & 2k

A man and his friends come up with an intricate and original plan to destroy two big weapons manufacturers.

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 and instant death.

Released from the hospital, Bazil is homeless. Luckily, our inspired and gentle-natured dreamer is adopted by a motley crew of secondhand dealers living in a veritable Ali Baba's cave, whose talents and aspirations are as surprising as they are diverse: Remington, Calculator, Buster, Slammer, Elastic Girl, Tiny Pete and Mama Chow.

One day, walking by two huge buildings, Bazil recognizes the logos of the weapons manufacturers that caused his hardship. With the help of his faithful gang of wacky friends he sets out to take revenge.

Underdogs battling heartless industrial giants, our gang relives the battle of David and Goliath, with all the imagination and fantasy of Buster Keaton...

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DANY BOON as BAZIL
Welcome to the land of ch’tis / Bienvenue chez les ch’tis
(More than 20 million admissions in France)
The valet / La doublure
(Cesar Awards 2007, nomination for Best Supporting Actor)
Merry Christmas / Joyeux Noël
(Cesar Awards 2005, nomination for Best Supporting Actor)

ANDRE DUSSOLLIER as DE FENOUILLET
Tell no one - Ne le dis Ă  personne
(Cesar Awards 2007, nomination for Best Supporting Actor)
36 - 36 quai des orfèvres
(Cesar Awards 2005, nomination for Best Supporting Actor)
A very long engagement - Un long dimanche de fiançailles
Spybound - Agents secrets
Officer’s ward - La chambre des officiers
(Cesar Awards 2002, Best Supporting Actor)
Children of the marshlands - Les enfants du marais
(Cesar Awards 2000, nomination for Best Actor)

JULIE FERRIER as ELASTIC GIRL
Paris

OMAR SY as REMINGTON

MICHEL CREMADES as TINY PETE
Asterix and Obelix: mission Cleopatra - Astérix et Obélix : mission Cléopatre

MARIE-JULIE BAUP as CALCULATOR
Mark of an angel - L’empreinte de l’ange

DOMINIQUE PINON as BUSTER
The Oxford murders
A very long engagement - Un long dimanche de fiançailles
Amelie - Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain
Alien: resurrection
The city of lost chidren - La cité des enfants perdus
Delicatessen

YOLANDE MOREAU as MAMA CHOW
Seraphine
(Best Actress at the Cesar Awards 2009)
The last mistress - Une vieille maîtresse
Paris, I love you - Paris, je t’aime
The ax - Le couperet
When the tide comes in - Quand la mer monte
(Cesar Awards 2005, Best Actress and Best First Work, European Film Awards 2005, nomination for European Discovery of the Year)
Amelie - Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain

and JEAN-PIERRE MARIELLE as SLAMMER
The Da Vinci code
Grey souls - Les âmes grises
Little Lili - La petite Lili
(Cesar Awards 2004, nomination for Best Supporting Actor)
All the mornings of the world - Tous les matins du monde
(Cesar Awards 1992, nomination for Best Supporting Actor)
Author and director
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
A very long engagement - Un long dimanche de fiançailles
(Cesar Awards 2005, Best Supporting Actress for Marion Cotillard, Most Promising Actor for Gaspard Ulliel, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design; European Film Awards 2005, Best Production Designer; Academy Awards 2005, 2 nominations: Best Achievement in Art Direction and
Best Achievement in Cinematography; BAFTA Awards 2005, nomination for Best Film Not in the English Language; Golden Globes 2005, nomination for Best Foreign Language Film)
Amélie
Alien: ressurection
The city of lost children - La cité des enfants perdus
(Cannes Film Festival 1995, In Official Competition; Cesar Awards 1996, Best Production Design)
Delicatessen
(Cesar Awards 1992, Best First Work, Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Writing; European Film Awards 1991, Best Production Designer; BAFTA Awards 1993, Best Film not in the English Language; Tokyo International Film Festival 1991, Gold Award)


Co-author
Guillaume Laurant
A very long engagement - Un long dimanche de fiançailles
(Cesar Awards 2005, nomination for Best Writing - shared with Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
Amelie - Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain
(BAFTA Awards 2002, Best Screenplay - shared with Jean-Pierre Jeunet; Academy Awards 2002, nomination for Best Writing - shared with Jean-Pierre Jeunet; Cesar Awards 2002, nomination for Best Writing - shared with Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
The city of lost children - La cité des enfants perdus


Producers
Frédéric Brillion and Gilles Legrand - Epithète Films
The maiden and the wolves - La jeune fille et les loups
A day in a museum - Musée haut, musée bas
Grey souls - Les âmes grises
Malabar princess
The widow of Saint-Pierre - La veuve de Saint-Pierre
(Golden Globes 2000, nomination for the Best Foreign Film; Prize of the Moscow Press 2000)

and Jean-Pierre Jeunet - Tapioca Films
A very long engagement
Amélie

in coproduction with Warner Bros Pictures France


DOP
Tetsuo Nagata
La vie en rose - La mĂ´me
(Cesar Awards 2007, Best Cinematography)
The secret edventures of Gustave Klopp - Narco
Blueberry
Oficer’s ward - La chambre des officiers
(Cesar Awards 2002, Best Cinematography)


Chief editor
Hervé Schneid
Public enemy number 1 - L’ennemi public numéro 1 and L'instinct de mort
Goodbye Bafana
A very long engagement - Un long dimanche de fiançailles
(Cesar Awards 2005, nomination for the Best Editing; European Film Awards 2005, nomination for the Best Editing)
Amelie - Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain
(Cesar Awards 2002, nomination for the Best Editing; BAFTA Awards 2002, nomination for the Best Editing)
The man who cried
East-west - Est-ouest
Alien: resurrection
The tango lesson
The brave
The city of lost chidren - La cité des enfants perdus
Delicatessen
(Cesar Awards 1992, Best Editing)


Costume designer
Madeline Fontaine
Asterix at the Olympic games - Astérix aux jeux olympiques
A very long engagement - Un long dimanche de fiançailles
(Cesar Awards 2005, Best Costume Design)
Amelie - Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain
(Cesar Awards 2002, nomination for the Best Costume Design)


Production designer
Aline Bonetto
A very long engagement - Un long dimanche de fiançailles
(Cesar Awards 2005, Best Production Design; Academy Awards 2005, nomination for the Best Art Direction; European Film AwardS 2005, Best Production Designer)
Amelie - Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain
(Cesar Awards 2002, Best Production Design; Academy Awards 2002, nomination for the Best Art Direction; BAFTA Awards 2002, Best Production Design; Art Directors Guild 2002, Excellence in Production Design Award)

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Toronto Film Festival (2009)
Gala Screening



London Film Festival (2009)


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"Every frame is a masterpiece."
Sue Harris, Sight and Sound

"endlessly creative"
3 stars, Total Film

"Micmacs is a pleasing original comedy with charm to spare: Jean Pierre Jeunet’s breeziest film to date... Bearing the director’s inimitable visual imprimatur..., Micmacs is set to be one of the season’s biggest hits in France when Warner Bros opens it on Oct 28... The execution and editing of his conceits are expert and constantly surprising, and the sight and audio gags are frequently brilliant... Boundlessly inventive...
Micmacs has the added value of playing to a family audience and its ingenious plot machinations, imagination and broad humour will delight children as well as adults... Jeunet is back on form with a pure entertainment that will find a very large audience."
Screen International

"Beguiling...
With ingenious French comedian Dany Boon ("Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis") as his star, Jeunet should enjoy another worldwide success while Sony Pictures Classics settles for a domestic art house hit.
Micmacs re-creates the world as a fantasyland where people behave as animated figures and the landscape is strewn with amazing toys."
The Hollywood Reporter

"Jeunet's virtuosic direction... Jeunet delivers a love-letter to cinema... The movie is totally enjoyable".
Vanityfair.com

"Jeunet has charmingly repurposed the 65-year old Big Sleep score along with snippets of other '40s film music, all composed by the great Max Steiner. Just as delightful, if more unique, are the tools of infiltration -ropes, pulleys, bottomless suitcasses, makeshift fishing poles, and other bric a brac...
In a production of enormous size and minute detail, tech credits are top-caliber, most notably the elaborately funky production design of Aline Bonetto.
The actors in Jeunet's fantasia perform capably."
Variety

"Micmacs Ă  tire-larigot is a magnificent ode to cinema."
La Tribune

"Sheer entertainment."
Le Figaro Magazine

"A firework display of gags, visual strokes of inspiration in every angle, fine-tuned dialogs à la Prévert, shots lovingly caressed by the camera, colorful and joyous characters, glossy old-fashioned sets…"
Les Echos

"With humor slung across his chest, Jeunet orchestrates a concert of originality with virtuoso skill.
A dazzling entertainment machine."
Le Monde

"Jeunet’s filmmaking: always multicolored, outlandish and unusual. Our eye is astonished by a visual bombshell."
Ouest France

"An adventure filled with tenderness and wit."
Le Journal du Dimanche

"Micmacs sets up and holds a zany suspense."
Libération

"With Micmacs à tire-larigot, the father of Amélie helms an adventurous and poetic comedy, brimming with gags and original finds.
A real film for children… of all ages."
Paris Match

"We plunge into this unlikely universe with the delight of cheerful children, leaping into puddles of water."
AFP

"Pure Jeunet, mingling periods, coloring images, tackling detail, tinkering with salvaged odds and ends.
If one needed a single reason to go see Micmacs, it would be Dany Boon. What a surprise."
Première

"Jean-Pierre Jeunet's new opus is distinctive for its visual splendor. An extremely rich and imaginative film..."
moncinema.cyberpresse.ca

"Anyone who has been so touched by a Jeunet film in the past will probably find it impossible to resist Micmacs.
Jeunet continues his magical realism with Micmacs"
Indiewire.com

"The art direction - sets, cinematography, costumes, special effects and mechanics - is astounding."
Ecran Noir

"Once again unveiling a world of unequalled beauty, focusing on sets and props right down to the most subtle details, this meticulous work is also and above all a superb tribute to cinema, a recursive game with the art of filmmaking to create illusions within illusions... Delightful trickery of a kind we'd like to see more often."
dvdrama.com

"Micmacs delivers that tingling feeling sensation that we find in spades in Amelie... A technically fun film to watch, quirky and highly imaginative"
Ioncinema.com

"A movie that combines Jeunet's patented whimsy with a satirical treatment of the international arms trades... Gorgeously stylized film looks and plays like a live-action cartoon."
Metro (Canada)

"A big crowd-pleaser with Jeunet elaborately inventive visual jokes, intricate action and oddball characters."
Globe and Mail (Canada)

"A naive, good-hearted tale that offers beautiful cinematic moments."
Le Soleil (Canada)

“Impressively inventive and entertaining stuff.”
Empire Magazine (Australia)

"Genuinely unique."
Filmink

“Irresistibly funny.”
Tom Ryan, Sun Herald (Australia)

“Imaginative and humorous… an entertaining expedition.”
Sunday Telegraph (Australia)

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