Micmacs: DVD Review
Released by Roadshow Home
For those who know their French films will be familiar with director
Jean Pierre Jeunet; he brought us the wonderful Delicatessen and the nightmarish
City of Lost Children.
In French film, Micmacs,
Danny Boon plays Bazil, who, as a boy lost his father to a landmine explosion -
and who in later life, is shot in the head while witnessing a robbery and
minding his own business.
After recovering, Bazil
finds himself homeless and (understandably) bearing somewhat of a grudge against
the weapons manufacturers who had a hand in these key moments of his life
So when he's taken in by a bunch of homeless people,
and galvanised into action, Bazil sets about manufacturing the downfall of those
who've wronged him.
MicMacs is a slight premise
strung together by some wonderfully whimsical moments - but it's a seriously
loveable surreal collection of cinematic images. Jeunet's always had the eye
towards a What The? moment and this latest film doesn't disappoint.