Micmacs is directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet of Amelie fame so you can imagine how difficult it is to describe the visual feast that it is.
Bazil has a humdrum life, and works in the local video-store. One night, he witnesses a biker being shot at and is hit in the head by a stray bullet. When he leaves hospital, his life is changed forever and he finds himself part of a rather unusual group.
The group includes a robot-maker, a flexi-girl and a human canonball amongst others.
With nothing left to lose, he hatches an elaborate plan to bring down a pair of weapons dealers, ably assisted by his new motley crew.
It’s a beautifully crafted, surprisingly innocent film with some wonderfully creative scenes and ideas. Me and The Girl thought it was brilliant. But then, we like things that are a little surreal!
My rating – 8.5/10