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Micmacs (2009)
 7.2
 29K
Micmacs (2009)
Original name: Micmacs à tire-larigot
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man and his friends come up with an intricate and original plan to destroy two big weapons manufacturers. Avid movie-watcher and video store clerk Bazil has had his life all but ruined by weapons of war. His father was killed by a landmine in Morocco and one fateful night a stray bullet from a nearby shootout embeds itself in his skull, leaving him on the verge of instantaneous death. Losing his job and his home, Bazil wanders the streets until he meets Slammer, a pardoned convict who introduces him to a band of eccentric junkyard dealers including Calculator, a math expert and statistician, Buster, a record-holder in human cannonball feats, Tiny Pete, an artistic craftsman of automatons, and Elastic Girl, a sassy contortionist. When chance reveals to Bazil the two weapons manufacturers responsible for building the instruments of his destruction, he constructs a complex scheme for revenge that his newfound family is all too happy to help set in motion.
Style: surreal, humorous, absurd, light, atmospheric, stylized, thought provoking, offbeat, biting, suspense ...
Plot: misfit, friendship, lifestyle change, odd, financial problem, goofy hero, injury, teamwork, homeless, eccentricity, acrobat, loneliness, french, brutality, vengeance, survival, satire, crimes, millionaire, friends, businessman, fighting the system, partners, underground, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france

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