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Micmacs [Blu-ray]

Dany Boon , Andre Dussollier , Patrick Paroux    Suitable for 12 years and over   Blu-ray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Dany Boon, Andre Dussollier, Nicolas Marié, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Yolande Moreau
  • Directors: Patrick Paroux
  • Producers: Raphael Beau, Frederic Brillion, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Entertainment One
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Jun 2010
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003FVBN48
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,715 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Crime comedy by maverick French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Dany Boon stars as Bazil, a video shop assistant who ends up with a bullet permanently lodged inside his brain after a gangland shootout. Emerging from hospital without a job or a home, Bazil is taken in by a band of colourful misfits living in a Paris junkyard, led by matriarch Tambouille (Yolande Moreau). With the help of his new friends, Bazil takes on two arms manufacturers, one of whom made the bullet that so nearly cost him his life, and the other of whom manufactured the landmine that killed Bazil's soldier father, leaving him to spend his childhood in an orphanage. The gang devises a sequence of cunning plans and ingenious tricks that pitch the two rival firms against each other and ultimately threaten to bring them both down.

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United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region B DVD: LANGUAGES: French ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), French ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (2.35:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Cast/Crew Interview(s), Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: An underground lair serves as the point of inspiration for this deeply whimsical fantasy comedy (with echoes of Jodorowsky's RAINBOW THIEF) from French cause celebre Jean-Pierre Jeunet (AMELIE). The locale is post-9/11 Europe. As arms dealers go head to head with one another in a series of violent skirmishes -- suggesting that an apocalyptic cataclysm may be lingering on the horizon -- the unfortunate Bazil (Dany Boon) still reels from the long-ago death of his father from a roadside bomb, an event that left him orphaned as a boy. Now employed in a low-paying job as a video-store clerk, and still trying to determine how he fits into the scheme of things, he gets hit by a stray bullet from a drive-by shooting and promptly lands in the hospital. Upon release, he finds himself broke and unemployed. Hope soon crops up, however, in the form of Placard (Jean-Pierre Marielle), an ex-convict living in a scrap dump with a motley group of social outcasts SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Ceasar Awards, ...Micmacs (2009) ( Micmacs à tire-larigot ) (Blu-Ray)

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51 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Visually Stunning Miscreants Of Comedy 23 May 2010
Jean-Pierre Jeunet is, by far, my favourite French director and Micmacs shows the man has lost none of his talent when it comes to making visually stunning features. Micmacs has all the bizarre moments that made Delicatessen such a wonderfully insane piece of art blended in with the visual techiques shown in City Of Lost Children and the rich colours that were abundant in Amelie. If you have enjoyed any, or all, of these said movies then try to imagine Micmacs as being a combination of all Jeunet's previous work taken to the next level. The acting is first class and the pacing is nothing short of perfection. The story follows the unfortunate character Bazil, who has been hospitalized after being hit by a stray bullet and upon his release finds himself without a job and homeless to boot. He soon meets up with a bunch of misfits who join his quest intent on bringing down arms dealers, which in turn, leads to some outrageous visual humour made all the more spectacular by Jeunet's excellent use of the camera. Not wanting to give too much away as this is one of those flicks that has to be seen to fully appreciate what's on offer, but needless to say, this latest offering from Jeunet is packed to the rafters with comic genius and richly coated with vibrant colour schemes in each scene; calling it a comedy masterpiece just doesn't quite do it the justice it deserves. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys French cinema, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, strange visceral comedies or, simply enjoy being blown away by outstanding originality.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars JUSTICE SERVED BY THE UNDERDOGS 25 July 2010
By NeuroSplicer TOP 500 REVIEWER
Amelie and City Of Lost Children belong to those films that, although, you find strange when you sit through them for the very first time, they stay with you forever. I find the director (Jean-Pierre Jeunet) to be Europe's answer to David Lynch - only a tad heavier on the regressive images and lighter on the subconscious horrors. So when he had another film out, I was not going to miss it. And, once more, I was glad I did.

A bunch of eccentrics (each with his or hers own quirky character and unusual personal history) come together by life's caprice and end up undertaking an impossible task: try to take down the two largest arms manufacturers in the country. Ingenious ideas, impossible retro gadgets (handmade from salvaged materials), and an unwavering sense of justice. No sacrifice is too big if it means making the villains pay for their crimes.

The colors are soft and comforting; the imagery is mesmerizing; the music will take you back to a more naive age; and the story will make you laugh, cry and laugh again. All in all, great entertainment!

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Monsieur Hulot's Heist 7 April 2011
The plot of Micmacs is very daft indeed, yet executed with such care and ingenuity that it is both clever and funny. The French have a grasp on whimsy that we don't often see in British films. Wallace & Grommit may be an example, but other humour (like Mr Bean) tends towards the comedy of embarassment. This film is as if Amelie has captured the Bourne franchise, at times it would only have taken the Mission Impossible theme to change direction. This is a funny, ingenious and charming film.

But, if ultra-realism is your taste you might want to give it a miss.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars quirky french film 30 Oct 2013
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not at all what I expected; fast paced; good editing and a brilliant story and plot. Would recommend to anyone!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Witty, Weird, Wonderful 15 Dec 2010
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If you've seen any of Jeunet's work before, you'll know what to expect, and this film is one of his best so far - a must see.

If you're new to the Jeunet style, prepared to be amused, amazed and astounded.

Starting with an unlikely set of circumstances, but the sort of events that happen everyday to someone, somewhere out there, every day, the film starts to introduce a clever, witty, intelligent story that is at once engaging and weird. A man with a bullet in his head, meets a woman with a very flexible attitude to life, who stays with an artist who works with automatons, looked after by a woman who likes to mother everybody. Every character is slightly odd, but very believable, a misfit in society, and each is very well drawn by the writers and brought to life by the actors.

Together, these characters set out to wreak revenge on two arms dealers who have ruined one man's life. Do they succeed? Of course they do, but you'll never guess how they go about it.

This film is at one realistic and surrealistic, but you'll be hard put deciding what's surreal and what isn't.

Full of charm, wit, intelligence, subtlety and nuance, this film entertains from start to finish. It's saddening and uplifting, slick and clumsy, far-fetched and down to earth, all at the same time.

If you're looking for something to counteract the bland pap of Hollywood, Micmacs delivers two hours of pure pleasur that show what films can and should be at their best.

See this film as soon as possible!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bonkers! 4 Jan 2011
By Spiggy
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Bought this for my partner for Christmas as she is a big Jean-Pierre Jeunet fan and even I surprised myself by enjoying his previous films. This one has the typical offbeat wackiness you would expect, visually it is stunning, the colours and vibrancy really jump of the screen. This film is less obtuse than some of his previous efforts and is a straightforward revenge romp, whereby the main character suffers twice at the hands of an arms dealer and clubs together with a salvage team to sabotage the company.

The best summary I can offer is that of the cover quote which describes the film as a "live-action Wallace & Gromit !". Basically, if you are fan of JPJ then you should buy this film, it ranks with all his previous efforts and is only surpassed by the majestic Amelie.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Dany Boon at his best
So funny! If you want to improve your French you should watch films like this.
Published 7 days ago by Mary & Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Witty, Weird and Wonderful
Yes, these have already been used to describe this film, so I make no apologies for being unoriginal! Read more
Published 29 days ago by Esoteric film lover
1.0 out of 5 stars This should never have been a 12
This isn't the films fault, but how this got a 12 rating is beyond me. Not my cuppa anyway; there were pretty long gap-fillers between the obvious visual gags. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Leepy Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Quirky, odd, touching, funny
I caught a bit on TV and I was intrigued so I ordered the DVD. So glad I did: it is a very entertaining film with plenty of plot, plenty of action and yet very quirky and odd,... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Fayrestowe
5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny, hilarious in some parts.
If you can watch a film with subtitles and switch off to the fact it is in a foreign language then this is one of the funniest foreign language films I have seen, both visually and... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Neil Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars micmacs
An unusual and entertaining film. If you're not into recycling by the end of the film you will be. English subtitles.
Published 6 months ago by Tweenie
4.0 out of 5 stars A great film
Bought as a present for someone who loved this film. Had seen this film before and wanted a copy so could watch it whenever we wanted to.
Published 9 months ago by Valerie Edwards
4.0 out of 5 stars Quirky and charrming
I bought this after seeing it on TV as I wanted to show it on family film night. Anyway we all liked this quirky and charming French film, which has some excellent characters, and... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Spinners
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightfully daft with a big heart
The description 'live action Wallace and Gromit' doesn't do it justice, it is also about finding a family in it's own individual way. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Trollslayer
5.0 out of 5 stars French comedy
A new classic masterwork from Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Beautiful french comedy. Dany Boon is at his best. A feast movie for eyes.
Published 11 months ago by Marko
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