Micmacs

March 21-22
Micmacs
(France, 2009, 105 min.)

Golden Reel Award Winner at the 2011 USA Motion Picture Sound Editor Awards, MicMacs  juxtaposes a distressed landscape with a satire on the world’s weapons industry.  Written by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant, Jeunet also directed MicMacs and is the noted director of the Oscar nominated international blockbuster Amelie (2001). In MicMacs, Bazil (Dany Boon) works at a video store and becomes the victim of a shooting that lodges a bullet into his skull. After becoming  homeless as a result of the shooting, Bazil is adopted by Slammer (Jean-Pierre Marielle) who takes him to a trash cave that houses a group of scavengers.  One day Bazil stumbles upon two office buildings that house the two arms manufactures that made the bullet lodged in Bazil’s skull, as well as the landmine that killed his father. Bazil attempts to speak to the CEO’s of each office building, and when he is not heard he plots his revenge.