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Microbe & Gasoline (2015)

Microbe et Gasoil (original title)
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Two young friends embark on a road trip across France in a vehicle they built themselves.

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Michel Gondry

Writer:

Michel Gondry
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ange Dargent Ange Dargent ... Daniel
Théophile Baquet Théophile Baquet ... Théo
Diane Besnier Diane Besnier ... Laura
Audrey Tautou ... Marie-Thérèse
Vincent Lamoureux Vincent Lamoureux ... Steve
Agathe Peigney Agathe Peigney ... Agathe
Douglas Brosset Douglas Brosset ... Oscar
Charles Raymond Charles Raymond ... Kevin
Ferdinand Roux-Balme Ferdinand Roux-Balme ... Simon
Marc Delarue Marc Delarue ... Romain
Ely Penh Ely Penh ... Le chef de bande
Laurent Poitrenaux Laurent Poitrenaux ... Le dentiste
Jana Bittnerova ... Madame Leloir
Zimsky Zimsky ... Monsieur Leloir
Fabio Zenoni Fabio Zenoni ... Christian
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Storyline

Two young friends embark on a road trip across France in a vehicle they built themselves.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sex-related material involving young teens | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France

Language:

French | Japanese

Release Date:

8 July 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Microbe & Gasoline See more »

Filming Locations:

Versailles, Yvelines, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,882, 3 July 2016

Gross USA:

$63,802

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$303,787
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Theo urges Daniel to enter a drawing contest for kids though he's overage, since he looks much younger with his "gueule d'ange d'argent" ("silver angel face"). Daniel is performed by young actor Ange Dargent so the joke about his face is true on more than one level. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Parker Lewis Can't Lose (1990) See more »

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Funny with memorable characters, but sometimes dull.
28 July 2016 | by jscherberSee all my reviews

Microbe and gasoline is a comedy about two teens from Versailles who decide to run away in a car they built disguised as a house. The dialogue and events can be pretty funny at times but in some other scenes it just drags on and can be a little boring. It feels like it just doesn't go anywhere until it's about 40% done. But what gives it it's feel is how it embodies the adventures kids would dream of going on, running away and doing whatever you want. But the biggest driving force of the movie is the 2 main characters and their interactions. Daniel is a lonely do-nothing wimp, until he meets Theo, a new student who is like the driving force of the duo, a confident, idea filled, wise cracker. Both characters are somewhat untouched by reality, and don't seem to realize how the world works, which only adds to their charm. Though the story is sometimes slow and boring, the characters are what most make this film worth watching.


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