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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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Bazil
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Nicolas Thibault de Fenouillet
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Fracasse
Marie-Julie Baup ...
Calculette
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Petit Pierre
Nicolas Marié ...
François Marconi
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La Môme Caoutchouc
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Remington
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Placard
Urbain Cancelier ...
Le gardien de nuit de Marconi
Patrick Paroux ...
Gerbaud
Jean-Pierre Becker ...
Libarski
Stéphane Butet ...
Matéo
Philippe Girard ...
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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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Rated R for some sexuality and brief violence | See all certifications »

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28 October 2009 (France)  »

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Micmacs  »

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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 first came up with the idea for the film by visiting a local restaurant where some of the regulars were known arms dealers. Jeunet was intrigued by their "nice-looking faces". See more »

Goofs

When the three goons roll their ammunition down a table to decide who will execute De Fenouillet, the rounds roll in a straight line. Since the three of them use 357 magnum revolvers, the rounds have a rim which would make them roll in an arc of a circle. See more »

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A Jeunet masterpiece -- may be his best yet
20 September 2009 | by (Rochester, NY USA) – See all my reviews

I saw 21 films at the 2009 Toronto Film Fest, and while many of them were good, this one was the best by a wide margin. If you've liked any of Jeunet's movies in the past, you can put this one down as a sure thing (provided that your favorite isn't ALIEN RESURRECTION). All of the Jeunet elements you love -- colorful, quirky characters (in this case, a whole gang of them), other-worldliness, incredible color schemes, chain reactions, etc. -- in a new concoction that doesn't feel repetitive or derivative in the slightest. As a sympathetic character with a gift for physical comedy, leading man Dany Boon can hold a candle to Chaplin and Keaton. It's simply a masterpiece ... the kind of film that will keep me coming back to this festival forever.


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