Bazil (Dany Boon) is struck by a stray bullet, which remains lodged in his head, leading to some strange side effects. After losing his job, a homeless Bazil meets a group of other misfits, including the man who holds the human cannonball world record and an elastic woman. Together, they set out on a hilarious quest to bring down the worlds biggest weapon manufacturers... Charming and inventive, with pacy, edge-of-the-seat storytelling and no end of visual gags, this new delightful comedy from Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the director of AMELIE is a real treasure of a film (France in London).
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 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 )