Like Terry Gilliam and Álex de la Iglesia, the films of Jean-Pierre Jeunet are always a feast for the eyes. And while I thoroughly enjoyed his 2004 love story “A Very Long Engagement,” it wasn’t nearly as visually satisfying as, say, “The City of Lost Children” or “Delicatessen”. Thankfully, the auteur’s latest cinematic endeavor, the 2010 action/comedy “MicMacs,” looks like a gloriously enjoyable return to form. The trailer looks simply outstanding, especially since it features frequent collaborator Dominique Pinon in a fairly substantial role. In other words, I’m bloated with genuine excitement.
Here’s what the film is all about:
Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the man behind Amelie and The City of the Lost Children, is bringing us a new slice of fried madness in MicMacs – and here’s a new UK trailer to give us a better taste of what flavour of barmy is in store.
Our hero is Bazil (French superstar Dany Boon) who is accidentally shot in the head and finds his whole life turned upside down. Homeless, he ends up being taken in by a group of eccentrics, and starts to plot with them to take down the source of all his woes: the weapons manufacturers responsible for the bullets that hit him and killed his father years before.
“MicMacs” will be hitting North American theaters this May. British movie-goers, on the other hand, can experience the film on the big screen on February 26th. The international trailer is embedded below. Enjoy!