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The Return of James Battle (2004)

Atomik Circus - Le retour de James Bataille (original title)
James Bataille escapes from prison to find his fiancée Concia. But on his return, octopussy like aliens come to play bloody spoilsport. After lucky battle James and Concia escape to parallel world.

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Jean-Phillippe Dugand, Marie Garel-Weiss (as Marie Garrel Weiss) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vanessa Paradis ... Concia
Jason Flemyng ... James Bataille
Benoît Poelvoorde ... Allan Chiasse
Jean-Pierre Marielle ... Bosco
Venantino Venantini ... Matt Kelso
Vincent Tavier Vincent Tavier ... Chef Brody
Bouli Lanners ... Chip
Jacky Lambert Jacky Lambert ... Dips
Dominique Bettenfeld ... Peter Cheval
Mar Sodupe ... Kitty
Vincent Belorgey ... Boon / Ricardo Bello-Radio Skotlett
Daniel Cohen Daniel Cohen ... Peintre
Gaëtan Chataigner Gaëtan Chataigner ... Un membre des Perros Negros
Federico Pellegrini Federico Pellegrini ... Un membre des Perros Negros / Le narrateur
Stéphane Louvain Stéphane Louvain ... Un membre des Perros Negros
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James Bataille escapes from prison to find his fiancée Concia. But on his return, octopussy like aliens come to play bloody spoilsport. After lucky battle James and Concia escape to parallel world.

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Stuart Townsend was originally cast in Jason Flemyng's part. See more »

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Featured in Vanessa Paradis: Ma pétroleuse (2004) See more »

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Half good, half bad, half insane
26 November 2005 | by udar55See all my reviews

That's a lot of halves! This is just your average sci-fi/musical/comedy/gore/action French film! A very bizarre mix of different things that doesn't completely gel but has some interesting moments. Jason Flyming and Vanessa Paradis (that's Mrs. Johnny Depp to you) star as two lovers who are being kept apart by a angry father in a dusty small town that is getting ready to run their annual talent show competition. Then aliens attack. You can tell the directors were trying to go for that "all out" approach like a Peter Jackson flick, but they never fully succeed. The singing dog is nice though. Benoît Poelvoorde (the hit-man from MAN BITES DOG) co-stars as a sleazy talent agent and perhaps gives the best performance.


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France | Germany | UK

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 July 2004 (France) See more »

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Budget:

EUR16,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,540,614
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2.35 : 1
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