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The Triplets of Belleville -- When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him.


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When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Béatrice Bonifassi ... Triplets (singing voice)
Lina Boudreau ... Triplet #1 (voice)
Michèle Caucheteux ... Triplet #3 (voice)
Jean-Claude Donda ... (voice)
Mari-Lou Gauthier ... Triplet #2 (voice)
Charles Linton ... (singing voice) (as Charles Prévost Linton)

Michel Robin ... Old Champion (voice)
Monica Viegas ... (voice)

Directed by
Sylvain Chomet 
Writing credits
Sylvain Chomet (written by)

Produced by
Didier Brunner .... producer
Paul Cadieux .... co-producer
Regis Ghezelbash .... associate producer
Colin Rose .... associate producer
Viviane Vanfleteren .... producer
Original Music by
Benoît Charest 
Film Editing by
Dominique Brune 
Chantal Colibert Brunner 
Dominique Lefever 
Production Design by
Evgeni Tomov 
Art Direction by
Thierry Million 
Production Management
François Bernard .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gérard T. Goulet .... assistant director
Art Department
Caroline Ardies .... background painter
Carlos Barrato .... background designer
Karyne Bergeron .... color design assistant
Kellie Devries .... background painter
Samuel Dhaussy .... background painter
Christophe Gautier .... background painter
Bruno Ghigou .... artistic supervisor
Grigor Kuzmanov .... background painter
Monica Langlois .... background painter
Alexei Nechytaylo .... background painter
Carole Roy .... color designer
Stanimir Stoilov .... background designer
Sound Department
Germain Boulay .... sound editor
Mathieu Cox .... re-recording mixer
Eric DeVos .... sound (as Eric De Vos)
Xavier Drouault .... foley artist
Alek Goosse .... re-recording mixer
Eric Grattepain .... sound effects editor
Gert Janssen .... assistant sound editor
Marina Lerchs .... adr mixer
Samuel Mittelman .... additional sound
Henri Morelle .... sound
Alexis Oscari .... sound assistant
Stéphanie Perrin .... sound editor
Denis Prud'hon .... adr editor
Laurent Quaglio .... sound
Carl Van Brande .... sound supervisor
Griet Van Reeth .... sound
Special Effects by
Jean Pierre Bouchet .... digital compositor
Fernandez Cyril .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Christel Boyer .... digital compositor
Frédéric Dupuis .... 2D effects animator
Nicolas Ferrere .... 2D effects animation supervisor
Florian Fiebig .... 2D effects animator
Bruno Ghigou .... visual effects supervisor
Yann Hradecky .... digital effects
Rouja Koleva .... 2D effects animation supervisor
Julie Kuchlein .... 2D effects animator
Hugues Martel .... 2D effects animator
Dave W. Pelkey .... 2D effects animator
Simon Pelletier .... 2D effects animator
Raf Schoenmaekers .... digital compositor
Sofi Vaillant .... digital compositor
Pieter Van Houte .... cg and compositing supervisor
Alexis Venet .... 2D effects animator
Animation Department
Ilze Albekeite .... inbetween artist: Rija Film Studio
Caroline Ardies .... background painter
Isabelle Auclair .... assistant animator: "Mme. Souza"
Carlos Barrato .... background designer
Linda Best .... assistant animator: "Mme. Souza"
Jolanta Bigele .... inbetween artist: Rija Film Studio
Liena Bizune .... inbetween artist: Rija Film Studio
Ian Blum .... animator
Laura Bluma .... assistant animator: Rija Film Studio
Sean Branigan .... key animator
Michel Breton .... background designer
Stéphane Cartro .... assistant animator: "Bruno the Dog"
Lai Kin Chang .... assistant animator: title sequence
Sylvain Chomet .... animation director
Sylvain Chomet .... animator
Sylvain Chomet .... character designer
Kristine Cibulska .... inbetween supervisor: Rija Film Studio
Roberts Cinkuss .... animator: Rija Film Studio
Christelle Coopman .... clean-up artist: title sequence
Vanessa Crahay .... assistant animator: Studio Artdog
Fernandez Cyril .... animator
Antoine Dartige .... animator: "Champion"
Dace Darzniece .... animator: Rija Film Studio
Dirk de Loose .... animator: Studio Artdog
Kellie Devries .... background painter (as Kelly De Vries)
Samuel Dhaussy .... background painter
Diana Druke .... assistant animator: Rija Film Studio
Xavier Dujardin .... additional character designer
Xavier Dujardin .... animator: "Gangsters" and "Godfather"
Frédéric Dupuis .... assistant animator: "Gangsters" and "Godfather"
Paul Dutton .... additional animator: "The Triplettes"
Paul Dutton .... animator: "Gangsters" and "Godfather"
Joke Eycken .... animator: Studio Artdog
Florian Fiebig .... animator: "Bruno the Dog"
Dan Filippin .... animator
Benoît Féroumont .... lead animator: Studio Artdog
Christophe Gautier .... background painter
Olivier Goka .... animator: Studio Artdog
Gérard T. Goulet .... animation supervisor: title sequence
Gérard T. Goulet .... assistant animator: "Champion"
Gunta Gracinska .... inbetween artist: Rija Film Studio
Emmanuel Guille-Vuora .... animator: "Mme. Souza" (as Emmanuel Guille)
Marie-Laure Guisset .... animator: Studio Artdog
Jennifer Gustavsen .... assistant animator: "Bruno the Dog"
Jennifer Gustavsen .... inbetween artist
Iveta Hincenberga .... animator: Rija Film Studio
Diana Janele .... assistant animator: Rija Film Studio
Dina Jansone .... inbetween artist: Rija Film Studio
Elita Kanepe .... inbetween artist: Rija Film Studio
Nelda Karpenska .... animator: Rija Film Studio
Nelda Karpenska .... inbetween artist: Rija Film Studio
Laurent Kircher .... animator: "Champion" and "Morissot"
Elie Klimis .... assistant animator: Studio Artdog
Elie Klimis .... clean-up artist: title sequence
Rouja Koleva .... animator: "Mme. Souza"
Vineta Krastina .... inbetween artist: Rija Film Studio
Julie Kuchlein .... animator: "Mme. Souza"
Corinne Kuyl .... animator: Studio Artdog
Grigor Kuzmanov .... background painter (as Grigor Kouzmanov)
Monica Langlois .... background painter
David Lapierre .... animator
Félix Lavallée .... inbetween artist
Tatjana Lebedeva .... inbetween artist: Rija Film Studio
Marianne Lebel .... assistant animator: "Mme. Souza"
Justin Lee .... assistant animator: "Gangsters" and "Godfather"
Angelo Libutti .... animator
Jean-Christophe Lie .... animator: "Rose"
Jean-Christophe Lie .... supervising animator: "The Triplettes"
Valentina Lietuviete .... animator: Rija Film Studio
Philippe Lockerby .... animator: "Gangsters" and "Godfather"
Dace Luce .... inbetween artist: Rija Film Studio
Pascal Maoloni .... assistant animator: Studio Artdog
Hugues Martel .... animator: "Blanche"
Dita Masena .... inbetween artist: Rija Film Studio
Parsla Maurina .... inbetween artist: Rija Film Studio
Benoît Milhorat .... assistant animator
Danny Ned Moore .... animator
Panayot Panayotov .... animator
Sarmite Pape .... inbetween artist: Rija Film Studio
Dave W. Pelkey .... assistant animator: "Mme. Souza" and "Bruno the Dog"
Simon Pelletier .... assistant animator: "Rose"
Indra Petraskevica .... inbetween artist: Rija Film Studio
Inga Praulina .... animation supervisor: Rija Film Studio
Laima Puntule .... inbetween artist: Rija Film Studio
Nicolas Quéré .... animator: "Mme. Souza"
Ilze Ruska .... animator: Rija Film Studio
Ringla Rutkovska .... inbetween artist: Rija Film Studio
Dace Saulite .... inbetween artist: Rija Film Studio
Aleksandrs Sehovcovs .... inbetween artist: Rija Film Studio
Anete Simanovska .... inbetween artist: Rija Film Studio
Marc Simard .... assistant animator: "Champion"
Liga Skirmane .... assistant animator: Rija Film Studio
Ieva Smite .... animator: Rija Film Studio
Stanimir Stoilov .... background designer
Gunta Sudraba .... assistant animator: Rija Film Studio
Jacqueline Swennen .... clean-up artist: title sequence
Aiga Tabaka .... inbetween artist: Rija Film Studio
Marina Trede .... assistant animator: Rija Film Studio
Marina Trede .... inbetween artist: Rija Film Studio
Yann Tremblay .... animator: "Bruno the Dog" and others
Patricia Vandevoorde .... assistant animator: title sequence
Patricia Vandevoorde .... clean-up artist: title sequence
Pieter Vanluffelen .... assistant animator: title sequence
Zhigang Wang .... animator: "Violette"
Éric Warin .... additional character designer
Éric Warin .... assistant animator
Bruno Wouters .... animator: title sequence
Dana Zagere .... inbetween artist: Rija Film Studio
Ilze Zalane .... assistant animator: Rija Film Studio
Linda Zepa .... assistant animator: Rija Film Studio
Taiga Zile .... animator: Rija Film Studio
Kristine Zvirbule .... inbetween artist: Rija Film Studio
Editorial Department
Estelle Babut-Gay .... assistant editor
Peter Measroch .... post-production consultant (uncredited)
Music Department
Emmanuel Deletang .... music consultant
Thomas Dutronc .... musician: solo guitar
Paul Lavergne .... executive music producer
Luc Papineau .... music mixer
Christopher B.J. Smith .... musician: trombone and tuba
Other crew
Christopher Panzner .... post-production deal broker (as Christophe Panzner)
Sophie Tatischeff .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Les triplettes de Belleville" - France (original title)
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Rated PG-13 for images involving sensuality, violence and crude humor
Argentina:80 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) | Canada:78 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The yellow-jerseyed leader of the Tour de France depicted in the film is a caricature of five-time tour winner Jacques Anquetil. It would appear that the year is 1957, the year of Anquetil's first win and the only year he participated which featured a stage finish in Marseilles.See more »
Continuity: Near the End, where the Triplets and Souza are going across the bay over the bridge, you see a ship passing under it into the harbour. However, when the Mafia goes over the edge into the funnel of the ship, It is leaving the harbour, not entering it.See more »
[first lines]
Madame Souza:Is that it, then? Is it over, do you think? What have you got to say to Grandma?
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Movie Connections:
Belleville RendezvousSee more »


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69 out of 86 people found the following review useful.
the best neo-surrealistic animation I've seen since The Wall- a unique movie-going experience, 1 January 2004
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

Within the first five minutes of The Triplets of Belleville I knew I was about to see either one of the worst films of the year, or one of the best- writer/director Sylvain Chomet and art director/designer Evgnei Tomov have created a (animated) world in which they seem to be in love with every frame, every image, every musical note, and at first there is that sense that this is an off-putting style. But soon I realized that what Chomet and Tomov were doing was much like what Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali did with their classic Un Chien Andalou. The story is not incomprehensible because it's simple enough so that a child could follow along, and the strategy thus is to tell it with an artistic, intense, mad-cap, whatever you can think to call it, personalized view on the characters and the environments they get themselves into. That the film is from France adds a charm once the elements get skewed (the animators tackle the Tour de France, big cities, ocean-liners, singers, frogs, and the gangster underworld), and that it doesn't have- and doesn't need- subtitles to tell the story is another remarkable feat.

As the film reached into the last act, I then realized two things- 1) this is one of those films, like Un Chien Andalou and The Wall (the great Gerald Scarfe's influence was one that I guessed, though there's probably more I didn't catch on), that won't appeal to everyone. Those expecting a cute French animated film can expect that, however a movie-goer needs to have an open mind to the material, and that the term "cute" would be taken for granted while being immersed in this film. 2) since the film is made like an original, without much compromise to where the story has to be headed or which characters do and say what, at the least The Triplets of Belleville works superbly to create an overwhelming state of mind for the viewer. Personally, I get exhilarated watching a movie where I don't even WANT to expect where the story is headed. Throughout most of the 80 minutes I felt an un-canny faith in the filmmakers that their oddball, free-wheeling visions wouldn't go up in smoke. And by the end I left wanting more for some reason or another. Like I said, some might be turned sour by the execution of the material, yet for others the fantasy-like nature of The Triplets of Belleville should make for an interesting night-out. For one thing, you won't get those frogs out of your mind very easily. A+

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