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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)
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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
 
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 Israel .... assistant property master
Anne Le van ra .... art department coordinator
Alice Leconte .... third assistant art director
Cyndi Nello .... art department assistant
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
Gérard Hardy .... sound editor
Alain Lévy .... post-synchronisation
Pierre Martens .... sound recordist
Josselin Panchout .... second sound assistant
Josselin Panchout .... sound re-recording boom operator
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
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
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
Jacques Soufflard .... stunts (as Jack-Alexandre Soufflard)
 
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
 
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
Rabii Elbakki .... 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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jamel Debbouze was originally cast in the film but left the project after three weeks, citing artistic and financial disagreements. He was replaced by Dany Boon.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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22 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
wacky and vibrant and energetic, but we take it seriously as comic-art, 2 June 2010
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

Jean-Pierre Jeunet loves the hell out of being a filmmaker. By this I mean you can just see the how much he enjoys doing everything that a director with a keen visual sense and imagination and admiration for his actors loves doing. Even when I've only somewhat loved his films (Amelie and Alien 4), you can still see that he's working his own kind of world into the medium, a vision that is comparable to others but not really like anyone else in the humor, the directness of the compositions and lighting, the surreal touches and flamboyant qualities of the characters, and how fantastical everything is. Micmacs is no exception, but the key here is that it finds him back in the crazy-great terrain of his early films; I don't think I've been this excited about a project he's done since City of Lost Children. And while this time Micmacs takes place in the 'real' world, I felt like I couldn't be anywhere else except in a Jeunet picture, right from the first surprise explosion onward.

It's a tale of outcasts getting payback, or rather one in a group of them who has very good reason to. At the start of the story Bazil (Dany Boon) doesn't have much, as his family sent him away as a kid after his father died unexpectedly from a land mine explosion by a dastardly weapons manufacturer. But when he's shot by a stray bullet that was made by the same company that killed his father (and the bullet, which hits him in the head but somehow he's saved in the nick of time, stays in his brain), he's let go from his job at the video store from being, you know, presumed dead, and he can't get another work anywhere else. But he catches the eye(s) of a group of misfits and other homeless folks living at a junkyard; we even see their billboards... or perhaps this is just an in-joke. Are they they Micmacs a tire-larigot as a real group, or just... well, you can decide.

What we do know is that Bazil keeps on spying on the nefarious businessmen who were responsible for all of his misery, and then some as weapons manufacturers who deal to any buyers who will pay up. He has some tricky ways of doing it, like microphones and just common snooping, though when the others in the Micmacs group - including Francesse (Jeunet regular Dominique Pinon), a ex-cannonball man with a once world record, Tambouille (Yolande Moreau) who is the mother figure of the group, and Caoutchouc (Julie Ferrier) who is a cheery contortionist - find out his plans, they tell him he'll either do it alone, or altogether with the group. They plan their revenge, but not in the usual fashion of typical violence. For these war-mongers and arms dealers they have an intricate plot worthy of Ocean's Eleven: get the two dealers facing off one another (one of which the steely eyed Nicolas Thibault played by André Dussollier with underlying lunacy to him with his prized "objects" like Marilyn Monroe's molar). It's a game of pranksters, but all serious stuff deep down.

I loved practically every moment of this film, as Jeunet engineers it as a madcap comedy with twists and turns every step of the way. He doesn't forget the nature of the crimes these two villains have perpetrated, but then these become mostly foils for him. Micmacs works its wonders like a cartoon with a touch of a carnival or the circus, or for that matter a silent movie comedy where physical comedy becomes a marvel to watch. Just seeing Pinon when he does his 'cannonball' bit, how it backfires from the unreliability of the scrap-metal, and then his come-back, is a highlight in the movie, particularly what happens with the bees. Jeunet's camera rarely takes a beat to slow down, which is joyful to watch. And the music he uses, from Max Steiner's old Hollywood movie compositions (he opens the movie as well with old-time titles), compliments the madness that ensues very nicely. If I wasn't laughing watching the mayhem ensuing from the Micmacs, I had a big smile over my face.

It might be said that Jeunet is an acquired taste. I'm sure that within the first several minutes of this film just as with Delicatessen and City of Lost Children that you'll know if this is your guy or not. He's interested in the absurd and finding that line in a tightrope walk, all while doing creative movements with his camera, as if this is all real to him and he just needs to keep up with these characters, such as "Calculator" and the "Writer", who is used later by Bazil for great comic effect (an arms dealer with a writer's touch). But what's refreshing, as in Jeunet at his best, is the sense of unpredictability. Even with the light air of comedy, things can become intense and uncertain as to what direction a scene will take, or what character will do what next. This isn't to say the movie gets too twisty, only that the film is refreshingly free of conventions, save for those of the comic-book variety of a gang of outsiders getting their payback.

Hell, Jeunet even gives a little time for romance (or mostly implied until near the end) between Bazil and the contortionist. Nothing inspirational passes him by, and he's firing on all cylinders as a filmmaker in his element: hilarious set-ups and pay-offs, outrageously modulated acting, delirious sights like the puppeteer's work and Bazil's (animated!) brain-exercises, and the occasional wild violence, all in the name of good fun. In fact save for a brief moment of eroticism (not so much nudity except for, well, more like an animated bit of business) it would be perfectly fine for children. Micmacs is what is one of the most overused words in adulation: wonderful.

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