Posted by kluster on March 23, 2010
In Micmacs (French title: Micmacs à tire-larigot) director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Delicatessen, Amelie) and scriptwriter Guillaume Laurant (Amelie) reunite in what Jeunet describes as a, “Mysterious alchemy. A true partnership.” While we’re not qualified to comment on the alchemy aspect, we do concur with the 'true partnership': Amelie is proof in purchase.
In the case of Micmacs, Jeunet and Guillaume have produced an effervescent tale of creation and unlikely underdog triumph.
Bazil (Noe Boon) is but a young boy when his father is killed after stepping on a landmine while serving in Morocco. Years later a much older Bazil (Dany Boon) takes a stray bullet to the head while manning the counter at the video store where he is gainfully employed. Life takes a turn for the worse, until a fellow street-employed individual, Slammer (Jean-Pierre Marielle), introduces him to a group of bohemians labouring away below a junkyard in Paris. Together Bazil and the group devise a dastardly plot, taking revenge on the weapons manufacturers responsible for both of these life-altering events. More...