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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

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 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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Language:

French

Release Date:

21 July 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Return of James Battle See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$263,261 (France), 30 July 2004
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DTS | Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Initially, the role of Bosco should have been played by Jean Yanne who began to work on the movie. But when he died in May 2003, the directors asked Jean-Pierre Marielle to take the role, and he accepted, partly because Jean Yanne was one of his friends. See more »

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love or hate movie
8 March 2005 | by tristan-57See all my reviews

Not the usual movie, it belongs to this kind of movie that you love or hate. I belong to the first category.

Definitivly worth a try. Someones rightfully mentioned bad taste - been a long time i have not heard about that movie - and while the two movies are rather different, they both belongs to the comedy/horror genre.

I found myself laughing a lot watching the movie, and being surprised every here and there by references i would have not expected to found (i'm not going to spoil but there are many).

Benoit is just excellent as an abusing impresario and despite i found Vanessa acting not as good, she shines as a singer and the overall ambiance and story had hooked enough to come here to comment about it.

While i think this movie deserve a notation around 7-8 i gave him a 10 to balance the love/hate effect that lead many to gave it a 1.


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