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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

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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:

$23,511,538
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Technical Specs

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 »

Connections

Featured in Projector: A Monster in Paris (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Nini Peau De Chien
(Public Domain)
Music Composed by Aristide Bruant
Performed by Aristide Bruant
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User Reviews

 
I still like the backgrounds, the portraiture, and some of the music
20 April 2012 | by NozzSee all my reviews

Having seen the preview and admired the cityscapes, I was disappointed to see that here in Israel the movie was strictly a matinée feature and dubbed into Hebrew. No showings for us folks who work during the day and would prefer subtitled French. I picked up a pirated copy, which turned out to be dubbed into English. I found the opening tribute to early French cinema a little tiresome, but I have no problem being patient while a well-deserved tribute is made. Then as the archetypal Parisian characters were introduced, I found the portraiture amusing. There was a long wait before the title character appeared and before the first song, and I found the first song less interesting than the later ones (although that may be intentional). The dance movements were nicely animated although a little sexy for a children's movie; overall I think the movie seems to have been conceived under the philosophy of "something for everyone" rather than "everything for kids." After a while, the stereotyped characterizations wore thin and there seemed to be less compensation for those of us missing 3D. I actually fell asleep during the big chase sequence near the end, which I suppose was some kind of a roller-coaster ride for the 3D audience. By the time it was over, the movie had evidently achieved everything it wanted although not always a lot of it at the same time.


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