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Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Dany Boon, Dominique Pinon, André Dussollier, Jean-Pierre Marielle

A visually stunning, slapstick tale of revenge from the director of The City of Lost Children and Amélie. Bazil (Boon) was orphaned at a young age when his father stepped on a land mine; then, as an adult working in a video store, he’s hit by a stray bullet in a drive-by shooting; so when he gets out of the hospital, he has nothing, no money and no one to turn to. Enter Slammer (in French, Placard, played by Marielle), who introduces him to a band of misfits who live in a Parisian junkyard that, due to clever sepia-toned cinematography, looks nostalgic rather than filthy. Bazil makes a home for himself and begins plotting his revenge against the people who have ruined his life—as in arms dealers who sell land mines. “With his mournfully pliable face and clownish physicality, Boon is perfect for the task, bumbling his way along in Chaplin-esque fashion so that dialogue often becomes completely unnecessary.” (Los Angeles Times) “Jeunet maintains a firm control of his dreamscape creation, drawing on influences as varied as Toy Story, Children of Paradise, and TV’s Mission: Impossible.” (Entertainment Weekly)

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35mm 'Scope color
1 hour 45 minutes
release year/country
2009 France