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The Return of James Battle (2004)
"Atomik Circus - Le retour de James Bataille" (original title)

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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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Concia
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James Bataille
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Allan Chiasse
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Bosco
Venantino Venantini ...
Matt Kelso
Vincent Tavier ...
Chef Brody
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Chip
Jacky Lambert ...
Dips
Dominique Bettenfeld ...
Peter Cheval
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Kitty
Vincent Belorgey ...
Boon / Ricardo Bello-Radio Skotlett
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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)

Opening Weekend:

$263,261 (France) (30 July 2004)

Gross:

$1,328,321 (Europe) (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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love or hate movie
8 March 2005 | by (New Caledonia) – See all my reviews

Not the usual movie, it belongs to this kind of movie that you love or hate. I belong to the first category.

Definitivly worth a try. Someones rightfully mentioned bad taste - been a long time i have not heard about that movie - and while the two movies are rather different, they both belongs to the comedy/horror genre.

I found myself laughing a lot watching the movie, and being surprised every here and there by references i would have not expected to found (i'm not going to spoil but there are many).

Benoit is just excellent as an abusing impresario and despite i found Vanessa acting not as good, she shines as a singer and the overall ambiance and story had hooked enough to come here to comment about it.

While i think this movie deserve a notation around 7-8 i gave him a 10 to balance the love/hate effect that lead many to gave it a 1.


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