Micmacs (Phillip Road Wivenhoe)

Charming, inventive, with edge-of-the-seat storytelling and no end of visual gags, Micmacs (aka ‘Micmacs a Tire-larigot’) is the new comedy from maverick French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie). Dany Boon stars as Bazil, a video shop assistant who ends up with a bullet permanently lodged inside his brain after a gangland shootout. Emerging from hospital without a job or a home, he is taken in by a band of colourful misfits living in a Paris junkyard. With the help of his new friends, Bazil takes on two arms manufacturers – one who made the bullet that so nearly cost him his life, and the other who manufactured the landmine that killed his soldier father, leaving him to spend his childhood in an orphanage. The gang devises a sequence of cunning plans and ingenious tricks that pitch the two rival firms against each other and ultimately threaten to bring them both down.
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2009
Cast: Jean-Pierre Marielle, Dominique Pinon, Yolande Moreau, Andre Dussollier, Dany Boon
Certificate: 12  Length: 105 mns
Language: French with English subtitles