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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.


Michel Gondry


Michel Gondry
5 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Ange Dargent Ange Dargent ... Daniel
Théophile Baquet Théophile Baquet ... Théo (as Theophile Baquet)
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 Bittnerová ... Madame Leloir (as Jana Bittnerova)
Zimsky Zimsky ... Monsieur Leloir
Fabio Zenoni Fabio Zenoni ... Christian


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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Did You Know?


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 »


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

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14 March 2016 | by wo-junior05See all my reviews

Sorry for my bad English. I wanted to write in Portuguese only to show the scope of this incredible film of Michel Gondry. At least the films co-produced by France I have been watching, seeking simplicity to tell a simpler story of characters that easily identify. This is the case here, too. Forget Gondry full of tricks is in The Science Of Sleep or Mood Indigo. Gondry just want us to know two amazing figures and this plays attention entirely on them. Sure, it's Michel Gondry. Their follies are there too. Whether in an airplane landing gear aft or own "car home," but still holding on is Theo, is Daniel. It's an honest story - honest conversations, honest performances - which depicts a phase of our lives that we should not tarnish what we're building inside of us. It is without doubt the best Gondry script. The dialogs are an amazing naturalness; well placed jokes, drama in some extent anyway. It's about life, but not at any time try to understand it, but I went with it with all the questions we encounter along the way. I hope the next Michel Gondry's work is so personal and sincere as this road movie. I even love the One Mind Eternal Sunshine Spotless or The Science of Sleep, I think this idea so simple has captivated me more than I can imagine. Even Gondry understood the need to be simple, because maybe that's what it's about life. The simplicity of a friendship.

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Release Date:

8 July 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Microbe & Gasoline See more »

Filming Locations:

Versailles, Yvelines, France See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,882, 3 July 2016

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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