Micmacs (2009)

Posted: January 14, 2011 in Joe Giambrone
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One of my favorite movies of the last 5 years. MicMacs is from acclaimed director Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

This film is a must-see for anyone who loves cinema. Jeunet has been an icon with films like Amelie, The City of Lost Children and Delicatessen. His works are highly stylized and appear ageless, a blend of modern technique and a classic color palette.

MicMacs takes on the arms dealers of the world, with a main character who has a bullet lodged in his brain. The manufacturers of mines, fragmentation bombs, guns and artillery shells are called out — and pitted against each other in a delightful farce. The tone is circus like and exaggerated.

Shot in the head, made homeless and jobless, Bazil is taken in by a troupe of misfits who dwell in a giant mound of trash. There begins his quest for revenge against the arms manufacturers who hide behind the word “defense.”


No more spoilers, Micmacs is hilarious and heart warming. It’s written and directed by one of the world’s greatest living filmmakers. What more do you need to know?

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