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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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The Return of James Battle  »

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Budget:

€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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French Alien Rock 'n' Roll Romeo & Juliet
1 August 2004 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

An underground French treat. A stuntman is imprisoned for accidental destruction of his fiancée's father's bar. He escapes and searches desperately for his sweetheart. A couple of things get in his way. For a start starfish-like creatures decapitate drunk revellers and face-sucking aliens abound.

This was a trip! A french take on Bayou hospitality and fight for survival had me reeling hysterically whilst the leads had me enraptured. James Fleyming speaking french like a pro! Vanessa Paradis acting naturally and singing cool tunes that created a frenetic ambiance. The jambalayic melting pot of film genres was superb.


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