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The Visually Stunning Miscreants Of Comedy
on 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.