micmacs, a movie...

Micmacs was a trailer for another movie we were watching. I immediately thought it 'looked' like Amelie which is a favorite of mine. Amelie was shot in a very interesting way,  it had a blue/green cast to it. I like how the shots were framed. I've watched Amelie several times just to look at the patterns in things and the props used. Not only do I enjoy the movie I delight in the details. After a little research we found that Micmacs was done by French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet who did Amelie. We got it on disk from Netflix and were not disappointed.


(Micmacs à Tire-Larigot) 2009 R 104 minutes

French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet takes a satirical look at the global arms trade with this foreign-language comedy starring Dany Boon as Bazil, who rallies his friends to take down weapons manufacturers responsible for his father's death. Bazil also discovers a dump into an underground haven for cool tools and sculptures crafted from discarded junk. Dominique Pinon, André Dussollier and Jean-Pierre Marielle co-star.

If you have not seen Amelie it is a must see. I even own it which is rare as I don't own many movies. Again love the color and quirkiness and Audrey Tautou is just so darn cute. Plus it is shot in Paris and who doesn't like a film shot in Paris?


(Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain) 2001 R 122 minutes

When impish gamine Amélie (Audrey Tautou), who lives alone, finds a long-hidden trove of toys behind a baseboard in her apartment, she's inspired to repatriate the items, an impulse of generosity that sparks more benevolent acts. A celebration of life and love, French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Oscar-nominated charmer stresses the importance of small wonders that surround us, if only we paused to look.

I have put Delicatessen on my Netflix list. An earlier movie done by the same director. So I am hoping it is equally fun. The premise appears to be dark and quirky...