Micmacs (Micmacs a tire-larigot) Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2009, France, 105 min. Wednesday, December 5 at 8:00 pm - part of Strange Brew: Cult Films at Schlafly Bottleworks
Avid movie-watcher and video store clerk Bazil (Danny Boob) has had his life all but ruined by weapons of war. His father was killed by a landmine in Morocco and one fateful night a stray bullet from a nearby shootout embeds itself in his skull, leaving him on the verge of instantaneous death. Losing his job and his home, Bazil wanders the streets until he meets Slammer (Jean-Pierre Marielle), a pardoned convict who introduces him to a band of eccentric junkyard dealers including Calculator (Marie-Julie Baup), a math expert and statistician, Buster (Dominique Pinon), a record-holder in human cannonball feats, Tiny Pete (Michel Crémadès), an artistic craftsman of automatons, and Elastic Girl, a sassy contortionist. When chance reveals to Bazil the two weapons manufacturers responsible for building the instruments of his destruction, he constructs a complex scheme for revenge that his newfound family. In French with English subtitles.
Presented in the lively atmosphere of Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood MO. There is ample parking and great beer on tap!