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The first time Jean-Pierre Jeunet made a film in English, it was not a great success. The director, then best known for his work with Marc Caro on "Delicatessen" and "The City Of Lost Children," came to Hollywood to direct "Alien: Resurrection," back in 1997, but the film was widely derided, and the filmmaker returned to France, where he made a triumphant comeback with "Amelie." Now, fifteen years after his first English-language picture, and nearly four years after his last film, "MicMacs," Jeunet has returned to the U.S, for "The Young & Prodigious Spivet." Based on the best-selling novel "The Selected Works Of T.S. Spivet" by Reif Larsen, and following a young amateur cartographer, the titular Spivet, who travels cross-country on a freight train to visit the Smithsonian Institute, the film stars Helena Bonham-Carter, Callum Keith Rennie, Judy Davis, Kathy Bates and Jeunet mascot Dominique Pinon alongside »

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