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Micmacs

Shenanigans, French-style
Dany Boon, André Dussollier and Nicolas Marié
Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

French auteur Jean-Pierre Jeunet has a reputation, at least in America, for making films that are visually striking and almost unbearably quaint. His biggest hit in this country, “Amelie” (2001), presented everyday life in Montmartre as a whirlwind of sensory delight, in which Edith Piaf wafted through every Metro station. Jeunet’s focus on visual puns, gadgetry, and occasional slapstick serves ... more >