Thursday, December 17, 2009

BNAT 11 - [PREMIERE] Micmacs à tire-larigot

After Le Magnifique was part 2 in what turned out to be a French double-feature. The new film from Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

Micmacs à tire-larigot

I'm afraid I was nodding off for a bit during this film. Not at all a reflection on the movie itself, just the late hour. As it is, however, I don't feel confident going into a lot of detail.

The film centers around a man named Bazil, whose father was killed by a land mine and who himself was hit in the head by a stray bullet. He choses to leave the bullet in, because taking it out might put him in a vegetative state, but leaving it in means that if he experiences too much stress he could die.

Soon, with the help of a ragtag group of quirky homeless geniuses, he is taking down the weapons company that made the land mine that killed his father and the company that made the bullet that resides in his head. It's a revenge flick, but not a bloody one. The entire climax is an exercise in awesome, but the real gem is the section just after that, where they take the heads of these two companies to receive their real punishment. In the Middle East. Or so they think. Best use of YouTube ever.

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