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Micmacs (2009)
"Micmacs à tire-larigot" (original title)

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A man and his friends come up with an intricate and original plan to destroy two big weapons manufacturers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bazil
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Nicolas Thibault de Fenouillet
Nicolas Marié ...
François Marconi
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Placard
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La Môme Caoutchouc
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Remington
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Fracasse
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Petit Pierre
Marie-Julie Baup ...
Calculette
Urbain Cancelier ...
Le gardien de nuit de Marconi
Patrick Paroux ...
Gerbaud
Jean-Pierre Becker ...
Libarski
Stéphane Butet ...
Matéo
Philippe Girard ...
Gravier
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Storyline

Avid movie-watcher and video store clerk Bazil has had his life all but ruined by weapons of war. His father was killed by a landmine in Morocco and one fateful night a stray bullet from a nearby shootout embeds itself in his skull, leaving him on the verge of instantaneous death. Losing his job and his home, Bazil wanders the streets until he meets Slammer, a pardoned convict who introduces him to a band of eccentric junkyard dealers including Calculator, a math expert and statistician, Buster, a record-holder in human cannonball feats, Tiny Pete, an artistic craftsman of automatons, and Elastic Girl, a sassy contortionist. When chance reveals to Bazil the two weapons manufacturers responsible for building the instruments of his destruction, he constructs a complex scheme for revenge that his newfound family is all too happy to help set in motion. Written by The Massie Twins

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for some sexuality and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 October 2009 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Micmacs à tire-larigot  »

Box Office

Budget:

€27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$51,914 (USA) (28 May 2010)

Gross:

$1,260,917 (USA) (15 October 2010)
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Jean-Pierre Jeunet's template for defining all the characters in his film was Toy Story (1995). See more »

Goofs

When Bazil picks up the brass to determine who manufactured the ammunition which struck him in the head, the name of the manufacturer is stamped on the back of the brass, as is the norm, but there is no primer. Instead, the stamp occupies the entire surface. See more »

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Good surprise
3 November 2009 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in France today and it's a very good surprise... I didn't know the plot of the story so the beginning was a little surprising, but gets quickly to the general atmosphere of the movie. A little crazy, but very well filmed, colorful, very good cast. Dany Boon is finally a great actor. I like idea to laugh at the weapon industry.

This film made me think of Slevin (those who have seen will understand).

If you know Jean-Pierre Jeunet's filmography you can blindly jump in. It's difficult to do quality and quantity, but when you see his work you have no doubt about what he choose.

I recommend.


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