I’m an enormous fan of director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (I even kind of liked parts of Alien: Resurrection. Kind of). So when I saw the teaser for his newest film, Micmacs A Tire-Larigot (or Micmacs to us Yanks), I was pretty psyched. The man hasn’t made a movie since 2004′s A Very Long Engagement, and even that film felt like watered-down Jeunet, showing only hints of the outlandish visuals, ultra-quirky characters, and greenish-orangish palette that are his trademark.
Today sees the debut of the first UK trailer for Jeunet’s Micmacs courtesy of Empire, and based on the trailer, it looks like the Jeunet we saw in films such as Delicatessen and La Cite des Enfants Perdus is back in full form. The film tells the story of Bazil (Dany Boon) who is accidentally shot in the head. Rather than take the injury lying down, he resolves to take revenge on the weapons manufacturers responsible for the bullet that nearly took his life. Aside from the simple voiceover, the trailer is virtually incomprehensible, a series of quick cuts and blink-and-you’ll-miss-them bizarre moments. For a Jeunet film, though, it totally works. Hit the jump to check out the trailer and let us know what you think in the comments.
Here, again, is the official French lively plot synopsis (reproduced because it is awesome):
Is it better to live with a bullet lodged in your brain, even if it means you might drop dead any time? Or would you rather have the bullet taken out and live the rest of your life as a vegetable? Are zebras white with black stripes or black with white stripes? Is scrap metal worth more than landmines? Can you get drunk from eating waffles? Can a woman fit inside a refrigerator? What’s the human cannonball world record? Find out answers to these questions and more. A comedy in the vein of Delicatessen and Amélie.