Sony Pictures Classics has released the first trailer for Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s latest film, Micmacs, which garnered some strong buzz from its recent appearance at the SXSW Film Festival. Personally, I was enamored with it. Jeunet has returned to some of the most imaginative work he’s done, hearkening back to the likes of The City of Lost Children and Amelie, mixing the both to create a wonderfully playful story about a very serious topic. It’s the most fun you’ll ever have watching a movie about war profiteering. The official synopsis and trailer are below, courtesy of Yahoo Movies.
For more, I would suggest that you read Landon Palmer’s review from SXSW. Micmacs will begin its American release on May 28, 2010.
First it was a mine that exploded in the middle of the Moroccan desert. Years later, it was a stray bullet that lodged in his brain… Bazil doesn’t have much luck with weapons. The first made him an orphan, the second holds him on the brink of sudden, instant death. Released from the hospital after his accident, Bazil is homeless. Luckily, our inspired and gentle-natured dreamer is quickly taken in by a motley crew of junkyard dealers living in a veritable Ali Baba’s cave. The group’s talents and aspirations are as surprising as they are diverse: Remington, Calculator, Buster, Slammer, Elastic Girl, Tiny Pete and Mama Chow. Then one day, walking by two huge buildings, Bazil recognizes the logos of the weapons manufacturers that caused all of his misfortune. He sets out to take revenge, with the help of his faithful gang of wacky friends. Underdogs battling heartless industrial giants, our gang relive the battle of David and Goliath, with all the imagination and fantasy of Buster Keaton…