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A Monster in Paris (2011)

Un monstre à Paris (original title)
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A 3D-animated movie set in Paris in the year 1910 and centered on a monster who lives in a garden and his love for a beautiful, young singer.

Director:

Bibo Bergeron

Writers:

Bibo Bergeron (screenplay), Bibo Bergeron (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Matthieu Chedid Matthieu Chedid ... Francoeur (voice) (as -M-)
Vanessa Paradis ... Lucille (voice)
Gad Elmaleh ... Raoul (voice)
François Cluzet ... Le préfet Maynott (voice)
Ludivine Sagnier ... Maud (voice)
Julie Ferrier ... Madame Carlotta (voice)
Bruno Salomone Bruno Salomone ... Albert (voice)
Sébastien Desjours Sébastien Desjours ... Emile (voice)
Philippe Peythieu Philippe Peythieu ... Pâté / Le narrateur (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Balaban ... Pâté (voice)
Paul Bandey ... Narrator / Newsman / Policeman / Journalist (voice)
Jodi Forrest Jodi Forrest ... Madame Omelette (voice) (as Jodie Forrest)
David Gasman ... Clerk (voice)
Adam Goldberg ... Raoul (voice)
Matthew Géczy ... Albert (voice)
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Storyline

Paris, 1910. Emile, a shy movie projectionist, and Raoul, a colorful inventor, find themselves embarked on the hunt for a monster terrorizing citizens. They join forces with Lucille, the big-hearted star of the Rare Bird cabaret, an eccentric scientist and his irascible monkey to save the monster, who turns out to be an over-sized but harmless flea, from the city's ruthlessly ambitious police chief. Written by The Film Catalogue

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some action violence involving gunplay, and mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

12 October 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Monster in Paris See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR25,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,611,650
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color | Black and White (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Lucille tries to disguise Fracoeur's head with several hats and wigs in her dressing room, the one that looks like a Dracula hairdo resembles the hair style that M or Matthieu Chedid -the voice and singer for Francoeur- uses in his real on-stage persona. See more »

Goofs

Although the story is set in 1910, the Mayor of Paris is featured. The office of Mayor of Paris was suppressed in 1871, after the 'Commune', and was not restored until 1977. See more »

Quotes

Emile: Uh, Raoul, you didn't see something strange in there, did you?
Raoul: You mean besides a singing monkey, a fifty foot sunflower, and the vials of potions that almost killed us? No. You see anything strange?
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Connections

Featured in Vanessa Paradis & M: La seine (Version 1) (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Brume à Panâme
Performed by M ( aka Matthieu Chedid) and Patrice Renson
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Truly remarkable, there is no other word for it
14 May 2012 | by tecnogamingSee all my reviews

When I started watching this movie with my kids, the first thing I notice was how simply the rendering really was, comparing this with Kung Fu Panda 2 is like comparing a 3D movie with a 2D movie. When the movie started developing it's characters and story it completely transformed my view of the movie.

Just in the first 30 minutes, this movie completely surpassed Hollywood craps like Kung Fu panda 2 that only relies on spectacular FX to get away with not presenting creative ideas.

This movie is simply stunning, so much detailed and heart was put into developing it's characters and their relations to their way of life. This movie is more about our human nature than it is about monsters, truly remarkable accomplishment.

When you think you're watching a simply kid's movie you're actually watching a multi-layered work of art and art is what truly excels at this one!

The movie truly shines in the art and visual styles, as much as it shines in the music department.

If there is something worth mentioning about it's negative side is that there's not enough music in the movie, the "monster" which is a music artist really was asking for a lot more presence on scene showing his talents, rather than running away from people but, this is the way movie is developed and it is for a reason.

A monster in Paris reflects our inner fears with what we perceived as "different" and how each one behaves in the presence of something different, some people will try to take advantage of the situation for personal gain and some will put their prejudices aside and show their unconditional love.

Ultimately, this movie is adorable, the only thing I would change is the last pursuit scene, it's too long for my taste but it's not easily predictable and that accounts for the superb tension that it's created, hopefully the movie ends in a right note.

This nice animated movie will surely touch your heart and is a remarkable work of art with a sense of justice and a lot of courage to show exactly how humans behave and what kind of traits we have in our hearts. A movie about values, friendship, music, art and with much heart in it.

Once again, the rest of the world shows Hollywood that movies CAN be made with a nice script and characters we care for instead of bombarding our senses with FX, FX and more FX.

A sure bet to all the family, 8 out of 10.


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