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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.

Director:

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 Jana Bittnerova ... Madame Leloir
Zimsky Zimsky ... Monsieur Leloir
Fabio Zenoni Fabio Zenoni ... Christian
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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:

$4,593, 29 July 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$57,491, 29 July 2016
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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 »

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Less Extravagant Gondry Wins with Imaginative Apparatus
20 April 2018 | by WhimsicalVoniaSee all my reviews

Microbe & Gasoline (French: Microbe et Gasoil) (2015) Director: Michel Gondry Watched: April 2018 6/10

{Clue: The very best part of this film}

Here we are with another Gondry,

Outstanding performances from the two young protagonists: Daniel named for his effeminacy and Theo named for his mechanical tendencies,

Unexpectedly funny scenes like the lonely dentist and wife that try to keep them, Theo's art gallery theatrics, and Daniel trying to get a haircut at a whorehouse,

Straightforward film for Gondry- not nearly as extravagant nor surreal as most of his others,

Except for the contraption that gets them around- charming with its recycled parts like a headboard and dryer door, complete with rear and side view mirrors and some geraniums.

Coming-of-age/romantic comedy/road trip film,

A tribute to unabashedly being you: "Let's face it. We're not exactly normal: you the hopeless romantic and me the grease monkey,"

Really fun despite slow parts, but ending lacks closure or meaning.

Acrostic is a form of poetry where the first letters in each line, paragraph, or word are doubly used to spell a name, phrase, or word. The word "acrostic" comes from the Greek words "akros" (outermost) and "stichos" (line of verse). Read the appropriate letters in the poem vertically to reveal the extra message, called the "acrostich"! #Acrostic #PoemReview #Gondry #RoadTrip


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