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April and the Extraordinary World (2015)

Avril et le monde truqué (original title)
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It's 1941 but France is trapped in the nineteenth century, governed by steam and Napoleon V, where scientists vanish mysteriously. Avril (Marion Cotillard), a teenage girl, goes in search of her missing scientist parents.

Writers:

Franck Ekinci (screenplay by), Benjamin Legrand (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Marion Cotillard ... Avril (voice)
Marc-André Grondin ... Julius (voice)
Philippe Katerine Philippe Katerine ... Darwin (voice)
Jean Rochefort ... Pops (voice)
Bouli Lanners ... Pizoni (voice)
Olivier Gourmet ... Paul (voice)
Macha Grenon ... Annette (voice)
Benoît Brière ... Rodrigue (voice) (as Benoit Brière)
Anne Coesens ... Chimène (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlos Alazraqui ... Additional Voices (voice)
Victor Brandt Victor Brandt ... Additional Voices (voice)
Mark Camacho ... Paul (voice)
Tod Fennell ... Julius (voice)
Angela Galuppo ... April (voice)
Paul Giamatti ... Pizoni (voice)
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Storyline

In 1941, the world is radically different from the one we know from history books. Geopolitics has developed strangely: Napoleon V rules France and, for the last 70 years, scholars have been mysteriously disappearing, depriving mankind of their inventions. Without radio, television, electricity, aviation, and the combustion engine, the world is mired in outdated technology, dozing in the previous century's knowhow dominated by coal and steam. In this bizarre universe, Avril (Marion Cotillard), a teenage girl, Darwin (Philippe Katerine), her talking cat, Pops (Jean Rochefort), her grandfather, and Julius (Marc-André Grondin), a young scoundrel and police informer, go off in search of Avril's parents, two of the missing scientists. The quartet will face many dangers and mysteries in this strange new Rigged World. Written by Polly_Kat

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action/peril including gunplay, some thematic elements and rude humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Canada | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

April and the Twisted World See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,413, 27 March 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$294,313, 5 June 2016
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Based on graphic novels by Jacques Tardi - also a graphic designer on the film. See more »

Goofs

The introduction takes the initial backstory from 1870 to 1931. The narrator mentions 70 years have elapsed, but that is actually 60 years. See more »

Quotes

Julius: [embraces April, who's never seen him before] Honey, where have you been? I've looked all over for you!
[kisses her]
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Crazy Credits

The movie's title is not shown until after the introduction of the initial backstory. See more »

Connections

References Metropolis (1927) See more »

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Concerto in C Major for Mandolin
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
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An Extraordinary World indeed
31 March 2016 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

Avril's Extraordinary world is an alternative time line in which Napoleon V rules France and the scientist that help built the foundations of technology are missing, forcing the world into a steam punk setting, and Avril a young scientist herself has the key to our future.

It's animated quite beautifully. I'm a huge fan of steam punk and I love seeing the design all over the movie. I also like the style of 3D animation blended with computer generated images. It's always a welcome change to see this other than the world we live in right now that is dominated by 3D animation.

It was a great adventure film, filed with character and characters that were smart and funny, and accessible to everyone.

Good watch.


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