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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.
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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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Review: Micmacs
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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
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
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
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
Camille Nahassia .... production assistant
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)

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The director himself describes his film as a cross between Delicatessen (1991) and Amélie (2001).See more »
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Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Marconi's son responds to the cue "Nagasaki" with "17 kilotons". The atomic bomb that was dropped over Nagasaki in 1945 had a blast yield of 22 kilotons.See more »

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17 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Another hit for the king of whimsy, 19 June 2010
Author: Derek Deskins from Boston, MA

French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet marks his return to the film world this weekend with Micmacs. For those of you unfamiliar with Jeunet's previous works, he is probably most known for his sugary goodness of a film that is Amélie. With Micmacs, Jeunet proves that he has not lost his touch.

We begin the film with a group of men in the desert. Each man is dressed in his best bomb-squad attire and is combing a strip of sand for landmines to diffuse. We focus on one man as he carefully locates and unearths a single mine. Just as he begins to diffuse it we are treated to a long shot of all of the men working as our friend blows up. The film zips away from this scene to the wife and son of the departed as they are informed of his death. Through several jump cuts, we are able to see that this event will affect the young boy's entire life. We then fast-forward to a small video rental store in modern day France. Bazil (Dany Boon), the young boy we previously met, is now fully grown and works at the video store. Bazil is presented as a simple and somewhat happy man with a love of film. He amorously recites the lines of the film he watches matching the cadence perfectly. At the same time, a high-speed car chase spills over into his world. As the chase passes by the video store, Bazil runs out to see the commotion. Just as he exits the store, a stray bullet flies out from the action movie taking place outside and catches him in the head, wounding, but not killing him. He is transported to a hospital where the doctor decides that he does not feel like chancing the surgery and leaves the bullet in Bazil's head.

As Bazil attempts to return to his life, he finds that everything has moved on without him. His apartment has been rented to someone new and his job has been giving to a cute young girl who gives him the bullet casing that was found in the street, remnants of the moment that changed everything. Bazil attempts to live a normal life, panhandling in order to get by. He is soon taken in by a group of eccentrics that will act as his family. While gathering junk he notices a building that bears the same symbol that was on the bullet casing. He then looks across the street and sees the symbol that was on the landmine that killed his father. The rest of the film then follows Bazil and his group as they seek to take down both companies.

The first thing that must be said about this film is how beautiful it is. Jeunet proves that a great filmmaker truly is an artist as each shot is more beautiful than the next. The viewer is never aware of just how fast the film often moves. Despite numerous jump cuts, a signature of Jeunet, the film feels very smooth, somehow avoiding the feeling that the film was edited by a child with ADD on a sugar high that often occurs with this technique. However, the film does have its flaws.

There is little character development throughout the film. The most well developed character, no surprise, is Bazil. The peripheral characters all seem to be one note jokes that are simply there to help both the story and Bazil move forward. I can honestly say that I cannot name any of the other characters in the movie, often referring to them as The Mother Figure, The Bendy Chick and That Human Cannonball Guy just to name a few. Of the eccentric group that Bazil runs with, each one has his own quirk with little to no development past that. The viewer is expected to accept these quirks and not dig any deeper into the characters. There truly is no fully three-dimensional character in the film.

Micmacs is consistently funny and ends in a way that will leave you smiling. The film is a feast for the eyes despite its lack of character development. If you like Amélie, you will like Micmacs. After five long years, it is great to be able to reenter Jeunet's world of whimsy.

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