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The Return of James Battle (2004)

Atomik Circus - Le retour de James Bataille (original title)
James Bataille escapes from prison to find his fiancée Concia. But on his return, octopussy like aliens come to play bloody spoilsport. After lucky battle James and Concia escape to parallel world.
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Concia
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James Bataille
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Allan Chiasse
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Bosco
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Matt Kelso
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Chef Brody
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Chip
Jacky Lambert ...
Dips
Dominique Bettenfeld ...
Peter Cheval
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Kitty
Vincent Belorgey ...
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Daniel Cohen ...
Peintre
Gaëtan Chataigner ...
Un membre des Perros Negros
Federico Pellegrini ...
Un membre des Perros Negros / Le narrateur
Stéphane Louvain ...
Un membre des Perros Negros
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James Bataille escapes from prison to find his fiancée Concia. But on his return, octopussy like aliens come to play bloody spoilsport. After lucky battle James and Concia escape to parallel world.

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21 July 2004 (France)  »

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€14,000,000 (estimated)

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$263,261 (France) (30 July 2004)
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Initially, the role of Bosco should have been played by Jean Yanne who began to work on the movie. But when he died in May 2003, the directors asked Jean-Pierre Marielle to take the role, and he accepted, partly because Jean Yanne was one of his friends. See more »

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wonderful insanity
18 January 2007 | by (Eureka, CA) – See all my reviews

Energetic and frequently mind-blowing excursion into manic cinema, this is a thoroughly enjoyable cross-genre science fiction tale – starts out as a love story between a backwoods wannabe rock starlet Concia (Vanessa Paradis, who has a face worth staring at for decades - damn you Johnny Depp!!) and a down-on-his-luck motorcycle stunt performer James (Brit actor Jason Flemyng); but her dad (respected French actor Jean-Pierre Marielle; aka the murdered professor from DA VINCI CODE) frames him for an accident and he goes to jail; but he escapes to try and be reunited with her. Meanwhile, face-sucking aliens land and begin decimating the populace, while in James' absence a chauvinistic entrepreneur claiming to be big in the music business tries to woo Concia with promises of stardom, while all manner of strange and warped townspeople have various activities and agendas of their own. It all explodes into an immense action climax. Filmed with hyper energy, most of its low budget spent on pretty convincing CGI effects for the aliens (I mean, they even have a mechanical dog instead of a real dog!), it's a thoroughly wonderful cinematic insanity, with something astonishing, humorous, disturbing, or very appealing at every turn.


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