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Old 09-09-2009, 10:21 PM
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Default Micmacs A Tire-Larigot (Trailer)

It's not subtitled, so suck it up.


Ah, my beloved Jean Pierre-Jeunet is back after 5 years.

This will be AMAZING!!!!!
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Old 09-10-2009, 01:46 AM
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Cooool. Looks as stylish as his previous films, and sounds interesting too
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A man and his friends come up with an intricate and original plan to destroy two big weapons manufacturers.
Shame there's no release date for here yet
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:33 PM
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Review from AICN

The best Jean-Pierre Jeunet films are tinted, ornate fantasylands
inhabited by eccentric dreamers. In these surreal playgrounds,
characters will often have a series of thoughts or even an obsession,
about some minute and easily overlooked piece of the world, such as
discarded booth photos, a sweetly savored taste, or the wear pattern
in a stairway. They use overwrought contraptions to achieve simple
tasks. Jeunet uses these moments to coax magic from the mundane, and
each detail becomes another quirk that fleshes out heartbreakingly
human characters. From these little threads of merriment he weaves a
magic carpet and takes you on a ride straight into his brain. MICMACS
A TIRE-LARIGOT, which just had the world premiere in Toronto, is in
just this AMELIE and CITY OF LOST CHILDREN style, and it is another
masterpiece. Jeunet and star Dany Boon were at the premiere and got a
standing ovation from the huge Roy Thompson Hall Gala crowd.

The story starts with a prologue involving the wartime dismantling of
a landmine with explosive results. Cut to modern-day Bazil (Dany
Boon), a video store clerk whose father was the unlucky blast
recipient. In a freak accident, Bazil takes a bullet to the brain.
It doesnít kill him but it does make him have fits the he can only
quell by remembering strange lists or recalling Jeunet-esque
obsessions. As a result of his long recovery, he soon finds himself
homeless and unemployed, but survives by giving street performances
that veer dangerously close to mime, but are done so well that you
almost begin to understand the French obsession with it. Before long
Bazil is introduced to a band of misfits living in what amounts to a
cave constructed with cast-off junk that has been repurposed into
whimsical construction material. Each member of the gang has a
special talent -- one is great at math, one is a chef (hey, this is
France!), one is a contortionist, and another is good at building Rube
Goldberg-like contraptions. Youíll recognize some familiar faces,
like Dominique Pinon, from previous Jeunet outings. By chance, Bazil
learns about arms dealers who made the bullet in his skull and the
land mine that killed his father. So he recruits his merry tribe of
eccentrics to pull a series of stunts to infuriate the arms dealers
and play them against one another. And as if taking spiritual
direction from the patron saint of would-be trappers, Wile E. Coyote,
here the elaborate schemes donít always go off as planned.

Instead of MICMACS, I think they should have called this OCEANS 14 and
doubled the box office. The parallels with the Soderberg franchise
are numerous: thereís the gang, each with specialties, a great
ensemble cast, moustache-twirling villains (metaphorically speaking),
prankster high jinks, and an overarching sense of fun. Of course here
weíre in Jeunet-land where the contortionists are extra-bendy and you
know that any character with human cannonball training is going to
have to use it.

Dany Boon does incredible physical comedy as Bazin, calling to mind
legends like Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton. In fact, the film as a
whole essentially works as a silent film Ė there are scenes without
dialog, and Jeunet is a master at visual storytelling. He is
obsessive about detail, color, and composition Ė no small feat when
you have as many things going on in the background as he does. You
could take almost any frame from his better works and hang it in the
Louvre, and MICMACS is no exception.

Like any great work of art, this isnít exactly our world, itís our
world interpreted. And a world filtered through the eyes and
imagination of Jeunet is a world Iíd love to live in. While I can't
do that, at least I can visit it for two hours, and that will have to
do until the next one.
I don't normally agree with posting whole articles but seeing as they screwed up the formatting on their page ...
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Old 09-17-2009, 12:07 AM
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Damn, that sounds AMAZING!

I hope it hits the art theaters soon!
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:21 AM
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guess he wasn't back for long.
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