Micmacs

Spotlight

New York Premiere

France | 105 MINUTES

MICMACS

Drama, Action, Comedy

Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amélie is a landmark of cinematic ingenuity. Similar inspiration and wonder is echoed in his inventive, playful, and wildly entertaining Micmacs. Meet Bazil (Dany Boon). He was raised in an orphanage from a young age, his father having been killed by a land mine as a soldier and his mom deemed insane. Flash forward years later, a grown-up Bazil is working at a video store when a stray bullet from a random drive-by shooting lodges into his brain. Unable to remove the stubborn slug, the doctors release him into the world to encounter an unexpected fate.

Homeless and hopeless, he is taken in by a group of merry misfits (the mic macs), among them an ex-con, a contortionist, a mathematician, and a human cannonball. The jolly motley crew lives in a junkyard, recycling materials and building ingenious knick-knacks to support themselves. But when Bazil discovers that his bullet and the bomb that killed his father are made by two feuding weapons companies, he hatches a brilliant plan to take them down. Quirky, energetic, and layered with timely themes, Jeunet's Micmacs is a feast for the eyes and fun for the whole family.


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Jean-Pierre Jeunet's first feature film, Delicatessen (directed with Marc Caro) brought new vigor to French cinema in 1991. He followed with the cult film The City of Lost Children, Alien: Resurrection, Amélie (worldwide the most successful French film in history), and A Very Long Engagement.
Producer
Frédéric Brillion, Gilles Legrand, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Director
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Primary Cast
Dany Boon, André Dussollier, Nicolas Marie, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Yolande Moreau, Julie Ferrier
Director of Photography
Tetsuo Nagata A.F.C.
Casting Director
Pierre-Jacques Benichou
1st Assistant Director
Thierry Mauvoisin
Screenwriters
Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillaume Laurant