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by Dussollier, André; Boon, Dany; Marié, Nicolas; Jeunet, Jean-Pierre; Laurant, Guillaume; Brillion, Frédéric.c; Legrand, Gilles; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm); Epithete Films (Firm); Tapioca Films (Firm); Warner Bros. Entertainment.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2010Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: French dialogue; English subtitles.Title notes: $19.99 12/30/2010 (snl)Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Accident victims -- Drama | Junk trade -- Drama | Weapons industry -- France -- Drama | Revenge -- Drama | Motion pictures, French | Foreign films -- France | DVD-Video discs | Comedy films | Fiction films | Feature films | Comedy films | Feature filmsCast: Andre Dussollier, Dany Boon, Nicolas Marie.Omar Sy, Dominique Pinon, Julie Ferrier, Marie-Julie Baup, Michel Cremades, Yolande Moreau, Jean-Pierre Marielle.Summary: First it was a mine that exploded in the Moroccan desert. Years later, it was a stray bullet that lodged in his brain. Bazil doesn't have much luck with weapons. Released from the hospital after his accident, Bazil is homeless. Luckily, he is taken in by a motley crew of junkyard dealers living in a veritable Ali Baba's cave. One day, while out walking, Bazil recognizes the logos of the weapons manufacturers that caused his misfortune, and sets out with his wacky friends to take revenge.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

An underground lair serves as the point of inspiration for this deeply whimsical fantasy comedy (with echoes of Jodorowsky's Rainbow Thief) from French cause célèbre Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amélie, The City of Lost Children). The locale is post-9/11 Europe. As arms dealers go head to head with one another in a series of violent skirmishes -- suggesting that an apocalyptic cataclysm may be lingering on the horizon -- the unfortunate Bazil (Dany Boon) still reels from the long-ago death of his father from a roadside bomb, an event that left him orphaned as a boy. Now employed in a low-paying job as a video-store clerk, and still trying to determine how he fits into the scheme of things, he gets hit by a stray bullet from a drive-by shooting and promptly lands in the hospital. Upon release, he finds himself broke and unemployed. Hope soon crops up, however, in the form of Placard (Jean-Pierre Marielle), an ex-convict living in a scrap dump with a motley group of social outcasts -- all of whom welcome Bazil with warmth, compassion, and hospitality. Sure of his place for the first time in his life, Bazil joins forces with them to turn the dump into a lovely underground home, filled to the rafters with extraordinary inventions and sculptures. Soon after, the possibility of revenge against the munitions manufacturers responsible for Bazil's dad's death presents itself. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

$19.99 12/30/2010 (snl)

DVD ; anamorphic (2.4:1) widescreen ; Dolby Digital 5.1; region 1.

French dialogue; English subtitles.

Title from container.

Andre Dussollier, Dany Boon, Nicolas Marie.Omar Sy, Dominique Pinon, Julie Ferrier, Marie-Julie Baup, Michel Cremades, Yolande Moreau, Jean-Pierre Marielle.

Director of photography, Tetsuo Nagata ; editor, Herve Schneid ; music score, Raphaël Beau..

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2009.

Rating: R; for some sexuality and brief violence.

First it was a mine that exploded in the Moroccan desert. Years later, it was a stray bullet that lodged in his brain. Bazil doesn't have much luck with weapons. Released from the hospital after his accident, Bazil is homeless. Luckily, he is taken in by a motley crew of junkyard dealers living in a veritable Ali Baba's cave. One day, while out walking, Bazil recognizes the logos of the weapons manufacturers that caused his misfortune, and sets out with his wacky friends to take revenge.

Special features: making of Micmacs; Q&A with director Jean-Pierre Jeunet & actress Julie Ferrier; director's commentary; animations: absurd deaths.

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