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Micmacs -- First it was a mine that exploded in the middle of the Moroccan desert. Years later, it was a stray bullet that lodged in his brain... Bazil doesn't have much luck with weapons.  Once Bazil recognizes the logos of the weapons manufacturers that caused all of his misfortune, he sets out to take revenge, with the help of his faithful gang of wacky friends.
Micmacs -- Released from the hospital with a bullet lodged in his brain, Bazil (Boon) is taken in by a crew of junkyard dealers who help him plot his revenge against weapons manufacturers.
Micmacs -- Micmacs featurette

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A man and his friends come up with an intricate and original plan to destroy two big weapons manufacturers. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Dany Boon ... Bazil

André Dussollier ... Nicolas Thibault de Fenouillet

Yolande Moreau ... Tambouille

Dominique Pinon ... Fracasse
Marie-Julie Baup ... Calculette

Michel Crémadès ... Petit Pierre
Nicolas Marié ... François Marconi

Julie Ferrier ... La Môme Caoutchouc

Omar Sy ... Remington

Jean-Pierre Marielle ... Placard
Urbain Cancelier ... Le gardien de nuit de Marconi
Patrick Paroux ... Gerbaud
Jean-Pierre Becker ... Libarski
Stéphane Butet ... Matéo
Philippe Girard ... Gravier
Doudou Masta ... Le chef des rebelles / L'émissaire africain
Emy Lévy ... La bénévole des Restos du coeur
Eric Naggar ... Georges, le chauffeur de Marconi
Arsène Mosca ... Serge du magasin vidéo
Manon Le Moal ... Lola
Félicité N'Gijol ... Mme Cissé
Bernard Bastareaud ... M. Cissé (as Bernard Bastereaud)
Tony Gaultier ... Le technicien lubrique
Stéphanie Gesnel ... La partenaire du technicien lubrique
Noé Boon ... Bazil enfant
Pascal Parisat ... Le chirurgien
Cendrine Orcier ... L'assistante du chirurgien

Rachel Desmarest ... La strip-teaseuse (as Rachel Berger)
Dominique Bettenfeld ... Le partenaire de la strip-teaseuse
Gérald Weingand ... Le guide des touristes

Yamine Dib ... Robert De Niro (as Yamin Dib)
Domitille Bioret ... La concierge de Bazil
Juliette Armanet ... La chanteuse du métro

Youssef Hajdi ... L'Arabe menaçant
Myriam Roustan ... La concierge amiantée
Joseph Hernandez ... Le mari de la concierge amiantée
Elisabeth Calejon ... La concierge de De Fenouillet (as Elisabeth Callejon)
Louis-Marie Audubert ... Le technicien embarrassé

Lara Guirao ... La mère de Bazil
Florian Goutiéras ... Le fils de Marconi
Gabriel Hallali ... Le minot
Christine Kay ... Mme De Fenouillet
Alix Poisson ... L'hôtesse du Train Bleu
Thérèse Roussel ... La dame âgée au lit
Michel Francini ... L'homme âgé au lit
Arnaud Maillard ... Le chauffeur de De Fenouillet
Marc Stusay ... Un rebelle (as Marc Stussy)
Laurent Mendy ... Un rebelle
Alain Raymond ... Max le ferrailleur
Philippe Pillavoine ... Le diable
Laurentine Milebo ... La nounou du Marconi

Régis Romele ... Le père de Bazil (as Régis Romelé)
Juliette Wiatr ... La vendeuse des Galeries
Pascale Lievyn ... La soeur de l'orphelinat
Cid Freer ... Le dealer
Jocelyne Sand ... La femme de l'assistance (as Jocelyn Sand)
Valérie Moinet ... La femme à la petite chienne
Julianna Kovacs ... La grand-mère de Bazil (as Juliana Kovacs)
Guy Lamûre ... L'officier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sarah Barlondo ... Journaliste (uncredited)
Nicolas Beaucaire ... Journaliste (uncredited)
Casserley Cielo ... Internet User (uncredited)
Julien Goetz ... Internet user (uncredited)
Christine Kelly ... Journaliste télé (uncredited)
Jean-Michel Larqué ... Jean-Michel Larqué (uncredited)
Yannick Mahé ... Journaliste télé (uncredited)
Eric Moreau ... Un homme dans la rue (uncredited)
Agathe Natanson ... Ange-gardien (uncredited)
Thierry Roland ... Thierry Roland (uncredited)
Jean-Louis Tilburg ... Un internaute (uncredited)
Gautier van Lieshout ... Fils de De Fenouillet (uncredited)
Zlata ... Doublure contorsionniste (uncredited)

Pierre Étaix ... L'inventeur des histoires drôles (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean-Pierre Jeunet  (as Jean Pierre Jeunet)
 
Writing credits
Jean-Pierre Jeunet (scenario) (as Jean Pierre Jeunet) and
Guillaume Laurant (scenario)

Guillaume Laurant (dialogue)

Produced by
Frédéric Brillion .... producer
Jean-Pierre Jeunet .... producer
Souad Lamriki .... executive producer
Gilles Legrand .... producer
Camille Nahassia .... assistant producer
 
Original Music by
Raphaël Beau 
 
Cinematography by
Tetsuo Nagata 
 
Film Editing by
Hervé Schneid 
 
Casting by
Pierre-Jacques Bénichou 
Valerie Espagne (casting kids and small roles)
 
Production Design by
Aline Bonetto 
 
Set Decoration by
Monica Alberte 
 
Costume Design by
Madeline Fontaine 
 
Makeup Department
Amélie Bouilly .... makeup artist
Jérémy B. Caravita .... makeup effects artist
Anne Moralis .... wig maker
Jean-Christophe Roger .... makeup artist
Nathalie Tissier .... key makeup artist
Chloé Van Lierde .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Zoubir Belgsir .... unit manager
Miambanzila Charles .... assistant unit manager trainee
Pierre-Olivier Daudens .... assistant unit manager
Matthieu Dubois .... assistant unit manager
Thibaud Garron .... assistant unit manager
Claire Le Saint .... assistant unit manager
François Lebourg .... assistant unit manager
Anne-Claire Loridant .... unit manager trainee
Baptiste Souyri .... assistant unit manager
Robin Welch .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sébastien Conche .... second unit director
Armel Gourvennec .... second assistant director
Mathieu Hiltzer .... second assistant director
Clément Inglesakis .... third assistant director
Amine Lamriki .... first assistant director: morocco
Marie Legendre .... third assistant director
Thierry Mauvoisin .... first assistant director
Julie-Anne Simon .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Monica Alberte .... set dresser
Christophe Ballu .... carpenter
Pauline Berger .... sculptor
François Borgeaud .... property master
Pascal Chevé .... supervisor head plasterer
Bertrand Clercq-Roques .... assistant art director (as Bertrand Clerq-Roques)
Rémi Dumas .... assistant decorator
Emmanuel Galtier .... props
Franck Gies .... carpenter
Jonathan Israël .... assistant property master (as Jonathan Israel)
Anne Le van ra .... art department coordinator
Alice Leconte .... third assistant art director
Cyndi Nello .... art department assistant
Bertrand Terreyre .... carpenter
Halima Zniber .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Vincent Arnardi .... sound re-recording mixer
Selim Azzazi .... sound effects editor
Nicolas Becker .... fx foley artist
Sophie Chiabaut .... boom operator
Rym Debbarh-Mounir .... post-synchronization editor
Gérard Hardy .... sound editor
Alain Lévy .... post-synchronisation
Pierre Martens .... sound recordist
Josselin Panchout .... adr boom operator
Josselin Panchout .... second sound assistant
Julien Perez .... sound re-recording mixer
Jean Umansky .... sound engineer
Marilena Cavola .... supervising dialogue editor (uncredited)
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... supervising foley editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Noel Chainbaux .... special effects assistant
Yves Domenjoud .... special effects supervisor
Romain Rosier .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Jerome Auliac .... digital compositor
Saïdou Bernabé .... environments technical director
Anais Bertrand .... visual effects coordinator
Alain Bignet .... digital compositor
Emilien Breuillier .... visual effects (as Breuillier Emilien)
Eric Carme .... visual effects artist
Guillaume Carniato .... digital compositor
Alain Carsoux .... visual effects supervisor
Anthony Charbonnier .... digital compositor
Philippe Chotard .... senior systems administrator
Jean-Denis Coindre .... digital matte painter
Jean-Nicolas Costa .... digital compositor
Bataille Damien .... visual effects
Natalène Darfeuille .... visual effects coordinator
Ludovic Davidian .... visual effects artist
Benoit De Longlee .... visual effects artist
Séverine De Wever .... visual effects coordinator
Christophe Dehaene .... digital compositor
Stephane Dittoo .... visual effects supervisor
Ludivine Ducrocq .... production administration
Christophe Duflaut .... digital compositor
François Dupuy .... digital intermediate supervisor
Rodrigue El Hajj .... visual effects artist
Pierre Genin .... visual effects: 3D supervisor
David Gourmaud .... visual effects editor
Thibaut Granier .... digital compositor
Ludovic Iochem .... digital matte painter
Pacini Kevin .... visual effects editor
Didier le Fouest .... colorgrading artist
Guillaume Le Gouez .... digital compositor
Gianni Manno .... animator
Perrine Michel .... digital compositor
Selim Mondzie .... visual effects artist
Fredrik Monteil .... digital compositor
Cecile Peltier .... digital compositor
Frank Petit .... digital compositor
Cyril Pichard .... research & development
Joel Pinto .... digital compositor
Elisa Pretta .... digital compositor
Aurore Rousset .... animator
Etienne Salançon .... digital compositor
Christian Simon .... digital compositor
Niranjan Siva .... digital compositor
Rossi Sébastien .... visual effects
Jeremy Séguin .... digital compositor
Christian Tomikowski .... digital compositor
Georges Tornero .... visual effects supervisor
Veronique Zylberfain .... matte painter
 
Stunts
Serge Beuchat .... stunts
Julien Briche .... stunts
Rémi Canaple .... assistant stunt coordinator
Alexandre Cauderlier .... stunts wire effects
Alexandre Cauderlier .... stunts
Kevin Cauderlier .... stunts
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunt coordinator
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunt double
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunts wire effects
Guy Dupuis .... stunts
Olivier Fornara .... stunts
David Grolleau .... stunts
Enrico Horn .... stunt performer
Jean-Claude Lagniez .... stunt coordinator
Sébastien Lagniez .... stunt performer
Laurent Larrieu .... rescue boat operator
Pascal Mercuri .... stunts
Jean-Loup Michou .... stunts
Julien Piguet .... stunt driver
Alexandre Rambure .... stunts
Pascal Roblin .... stunts
Yoni Roch .... stunts
Jean-Paul Ropars .... stunts
Marc Seguy .... stunts
Jack-Alexandre Soufflard .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christian Abomnes .... first assistant camera
Jean-Christophe Allain .... additional focus puller
Damien Auriol .... key grip
Eric Bonnaire .... grip
Bruno Calvo .... still photographer
Patrick Contesse .... gaffer
Steve de Rocco .... additional second assistant camera
Bertrand Delorme .... electrician
Hugues Espinasse .... focus puller
Euriel Etevenon .... first assistant camera
Vincent Gallot .... first assistant camera: second unit
Manuel Gaspar .... best boy
Arnaud Gervet .... additional second assistant camera
Bruno Glasberg .... electrician: second unit
Emile Henny .... video operator
Frédéric Jacquemin .... aerial camera pilot
Damien Jousselin .... electrician
Eric Larsen .... grip
Julien Lecat .... camera operator: "b" camera
Philip Lozano .... additional focus puller
Morvan Omnes .... grip
Adrien Onesto .... additional video assist: second unit
Sylvain Rodriguez .... assistant camera
Jan Rubens .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jan Rubens .... steadicam operator: "a" camera
Vincent Scotet .... second assistant camera: second unit
Gregoire Thevenot .... second assistant: "a" camera
François Vigon .... additional second assistant camera
Jean-Mary Vodoz .... additional grip
 
Animation Department
Antoine Arditti .... animator
Romain Segaud .... animation director
 
Casting Department
Camille Brunat .... casting assistant
Marie-Sylvie Caillierez .... extras casting
Yann Le Boucher .... extras casting assistant
Marc Robert .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Loïc Barnier .... costumer
Emma Bellocq .... costumer
Sabine Knocke .... costumer
Olivier Ligen .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Anne-Sophie Bion .... first assistant editor
Sahra Mekki .... assistant editor
Anita Roth .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Edouard Dubois .... music consultant
Stefan Karrer .... soundtrack album producer
Hervé Schneid .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Philippe Dailler .... mechanic
 
Other crew
Miloud Akdim .... assistant location manager
Louise Arhex .... script supervisor assistant
Reza Boirahmady .... location manager
Élizabeth Boorn .... production coordinator
Rabii El Bakki .... assistant location manager (as Rabii Elbakki)
Rabii El Bakki .... assistant location manager
Laurence Garcia .... production administrator
Aude Lemercier .... location scout
Clémentine Lepecq .... production assistant
Gianni Manno .... end credits designer
Anne Wermelinger .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
John Grant .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Micmacs à tire-larigot" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some sexuality and brief violence
Runtime:
105 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A (Alberta/Ontario) | Canada:PG (British Columbia/Manitoba) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-13 | France:U | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Ireland:15A | Japan:G | Malaysia:18 | Netherlands:12 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:M18 | Singapore:NC-16 (edited version) | South Korea:15 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:R (certificate #45897)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The full title in French - "Micmacs à tire-larigot" - literally means "non-stop shenanigans".See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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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References Metropolis (1927)See more »

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34 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
Jeunet at his best: A refreshing comedy which will brighten up your day., 21 February 2010
Author: Diederik from the Netherlands

Micmacs a tire-larigot (2009); Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet; Starring: Dany Boon, Julie Ferrier, André Dussolier, Dominque Pinon et al.

The announcement that Jean-Pierre Jeunet was making a new film made me happy and after seeing it I am even happier. Mr. Jeunet has delivered some weird, but exquisite films and this one is no exception. It is like a crossover between his earlier films with Marc Caro and his later ones. There are the whacky characters with weird hobbies from his earlier work, but it's not as dark as those. It actually has a bright atmosphere, like "Amélie".

In the film's opening we see a soldier failing to disarm a mine. Then follows a cut to some apartment in Paris where a phone rings. Some boy's mother picks it up and starts crying, while we're watching the boy's face sadden. Jeunet doesn't need any dialogue to convey what has happened. We move forwards in time and we see the now grown up boy, named Bazil (Dany Boon), working in a video store, watching a classic film. Outside a chase is going on, shots are fired and a pistol falls. Bazil stands up to watch this scene unfold, when he's hit by a bullet. The camera moves in on the TV screen and when that film ends, the Warner Brothers logo appears and "Micmacs" starts. The opening credits remain in the black and white of the finished film and a classic Max Steiner score plays gloriously over the credits, which was great to see once more on the silver screen. In these first minutes alone we already witnessed some of the most creative film-making of the decade. Jeunet has always been a very visual filmmaker and this prologue alone proves that he masters the art of visual storytelling. There's no need for dialogue. After the titles we see a doctor deciding Bazil's faith. Getting the bullet out of his head can permanently paralyze him and leaving it in can cause death at any moment. A coin decides for the latter option. At home he's in for a surprise though: his apartment has been rented out and his job has been taken. Luckily he can get his hat back from some neighboring kids, but that's about all he has left. He decides to earn money by performing on the streets, where he is picked up by Placard. He takes him to a scrap yard where he lives alongside other outcasts of society. These are all weird characters in the best Jeunet fashion. There is Tambouille, who takes care of them like a mother. There's Calculette, the daughter of a carpenter and a sowing lady, who can measure up anything and anyone with one look. There's Petit Pierre, who makes strange puppets from old materials (like a dancing dress). Then there's a person obsessed with his Guinness Book of Records entry for fastest living cannonball, Fracasse. Last but not least, there's the snake lady named Caoutchouc, who can assume all sorts of unnatural stances. And let's not forget Remington, who is part of the gang too. Their little society collects junk, making it into all sorts of sellable things, thus giving it a second life.

On a day though, Bazil finds the weapon manufacturers responsible for making the landmine which killed his father and the bullet which struck him. He decides to get his revenge, but only with the help of the unique talents of his comrades. His plan is weirder than you could possibly imagine. It basically involves getting the two manufacturers to destroy each other. How this is done is truly unique and very funny. They gradually turn up the heat and start irritating both in the name of the other. The way in which the plot moves forward and how the characters interact is typical Jeunet. It's by no means a serious film, but Jeunet delivers his fantasy world with great conviction, yet not taking it too seriously. That's why all of it works and makes perfect sense within this fantasy world and why it's great fun. Jeunet also provides a lovely touch by making some self-references. On multiple occasions we see our main hero driving past a poster of this film and in one scene he's eaves dropping on one of the weapon tycoons, when he accidentally lowers his microphone in the wrong chimney and overhears a scene from "Delicatessen". Another great touch was showing the power of modern day media like Youtube.

All actors played their characters well, with their strange characteristics brought forward in a very believable and endearing manner. Dany Boon shines in a performance reminiscent of Charlie Chaplin. He makes his character funny, touching and sad without the aid of dialogue, relying solely on body language. He does have some dialogue, but it is kept to a minimum. Dominique Pinon is a joy to watch as always. Although we've seen him as strange characters before, he remains fresh and he delivers another great oddball performance as Fracasse. Julie Ferrier plays Caoutchouc, who is in need of love and a great deal of attention and she acts really convincing. During the course of the film she and Bazil fall in love, which is shown very subtle. This makes it a joy to watch and when they finally kiss, it is such a tender moment. The other actors making up the gang are also wonderful, as are the two weapon tycoons. They're played by André Dussolier and Nicolas Marié and they make for very convincing villains with some bizarre habits.

Beautiful visuals and shots add even more, making this film a treat on all levels. It's incredibly funny and sometimes very touching, but above all it made me laugh and smile. The film still delivers a serious message about weaponry though, without it getting lost in the fun and without giving you a guilty feeling about feeling happy afterwards. This film is like a cool summer's breeze: completely refreshing.

9/10.

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