micmacs – france (2009)


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


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