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Micmacs (2009)

Micmacs à tire-larigot (original title)
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A man and his friends come up with an intricate and original plan to destroy two big weapons manufacturers.

Director:

Jean-Pierre Jeunet (as Jean Pierre Jeunet)

Writers:

Jean-Pierre Jeunet (scenario) (as Jean Pierre Jeunet), Guillaume Laurant (scenario) | 1 more credit »
5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dany Boon ... Bazil
André Dussollier ... Nicolas Thibault de Fenouillet
Yolande Moreau ... Tambouille
Dominique Pinon ... Fracasse
Marie-Julie Baup Marie-Julie Baup ... Calculette
Michel Crémadès ... Petit Pierre
Nicolas Marié Nicolas Marié ... François Marconi
Julie Ferrier ... La Môme Caoutchouc
Omar Sy ... Remington
Jean-Pierre Marielle ... Placard
Urbain Cancelier ... Le gardien de nuit de Marconi
Patrick Paroux Patrick Paroux ... Gerbaud
Jean-Pierre Becker Jean-Pierre Becker ... Libarski
Stéphane Butet Stéphane Butet ... Matéo
Philippe Girard Philippe Girard ... Gravier
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Storyline

Avid movie-watcher and video store clerk Bazil has had his life all but ruined by weapons of war. His father was killed by a landmine in Morocco and one fateful night a stray bullet from a nearby shootout embeds itself in his skull, leaving him on the verge of instantaneous death. Losing his job and his home, Bazil wanders the streets until he meets Slammer, a pardoned convict who introduces him to a band of eccentric junkyard dealers including Calculator, a math expert and statistician, Buster, a record-holder in human cannonball feats, Tiny Pete, an artistic craftsman of automatons, and Elastic Girl, a sassy contortionist. When chance reveals to Bazil the two weapons manufacturers responsible for building the instruments of his destruction, he constructs a complex scheme for revenge that his newfound family is all too happy to help set in motion. Written by The Massie Twins

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Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 June 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

French for Beginners See more »

Filming Locations:

Puteaux, Hauts-de-Seine, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,751, 30 May 2010

Gross USA:

$1,262,079

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,353,371
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The director himself describes his film as a cross between Delicatessen (1991) and Amélie (2001). See more »

Goofs

When the three goons roll their ammunition down a table to decide who will execute De Fenouillet, the rounds roll in a straight line. Since the three of them use 357 magnum revolvers, the rounds have a rim which would make them roll in an arc of a circle. See more »

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Good surprise
3 November 2009 | by ltoucauSee all my reviews

I saw this film in France today and it's a very good surprise... I didn't know the plot of the story so the beginning was a little surprising, but gets quickly to the general atmosphere of the movie. A little crazy, but very well filmed, colorful, very good cast. Dany Boon is finally a great actor. I like idea to laugh at the weapon industry.

This film made me think of Slevin (those who have seen will understand).

If you know Jean-Pierre Jeunet's filmography you can blindly jump in. It's difficult to do quality and quantity, but when you see his work you have no doubt about what he choose.

I recommend.


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