History WesternAnimation / TheTripletsOfBelleville

18th Apr '17 9:49:29 PM Mdumas43073
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12th Dec '16 3:15:28 AM JakesBrain
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** Even the radio commentator on the Tour is based on a real person, in this case racer-turned-sportswriter Robert Chapatte.

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** Even the ''audio track'' gets in on this:
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radio commentator on the Tour is based on the voice of a real person, in this case racer-turned-sportswriter Robert Chapatte.Chapatte.
*** The songs overheard in the film include [[InTheStyleOf style parodies]] of Edith Piaf and Serge Gainsbourg.
12th Dec '16 3:07:13 AM JakesBrain
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* {{Leitmotif}}: The Bach song played on television that inspires Madame Souza to cheer up a despondent Champion by teaching him to play the piano accompanies his misfortune again when the French Mafia starts kidnapping cyclists, and later, Madame Souza switches from playing Belleville Rendez-vous for the Triplets to the same song, likely implying that she explains her situation and troubles to them offscreen.

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* {{Leitmotif}}: The Bach song played on television that inspires Madame Souza to cheer up a despondent Champion by teaching him to play the piano accompanies his misfortune again when the French Mafia starts kidnapping cyclists, and later, Madame Souza switches from playing Belleville Rendez-vous for the Triplets to the same song, likely implying that she explains her situation and troubles to them offscreen. A jazzy rendition of the same piece can be heard in the background at the French restaurant where the Triplets perform.



** Even the radio commentator on the Tour is based on a real person, in this case racer-turned-sportswriter Robert Chapatte.



** Except, the mechanic is clearly shown wearing those oven mitts to protect his ears, the paper thin disguise would really be the false mustache and buck teeth the triplets paste onto Madame Souza's upper lip.

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** Except, Except that the mechanic is clearly shown wearing those oven mitts to protect his ears, ears; the paper thin paper-thin disguise would really be the false mustache and buck teeth the triplets paste onto Madame Souza's upper lip.
12th Dec '16 2:42:44 AM JakesBrain
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* {{Badass Grand|pa}}ma: Madame Souza is a tiny, club-footed old woman who is persistent enough to follow an ocean liner across the entire Atlantic in a ''foot-pedalled boat'', at night, during a huge storm at sea, to the accompaniment of Mozart's "Mass in C Minor - Kyrie". She kicks over a car too. The eponymous Triplets are no slouches either; for elderly vaudeville performers, they have surprising proficiency with explosives.

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* {{Badass Grand|pa}}ma: Madame Souza is a tiny, club-footed old woman who is persistent enough to follow an ocean liner across the entire Atlantic in a ''foot-pedalled boat'', at night, during a huge storm at sea, to the accompaniment of Mozart's "Mass in C Minor - -- Kyrie". She kicks over a car too. The eponymous Triplets are no slouches either; for elderly vaudeville performers, they have surprising proficiency with explosives.



* ChaseScene: The film's climax -- a classic car chase, complete with [[LemmingCops pursuers gradually being killed off]], [[EveryCarIsAPinto cars exploding at the slightest provocation]], an UnderTheTruck InstantConvertible, an [[FruitCart imperiled baby carriage]], the RailroadTracksOfDoom ''and'' a TrainEscape... truly {{Troperiffic}}. The fact that several of these are played with and subverted (and the fact it's ended by a tiny old lady ''kicking over a speeding car'') saves it from ClicheStorm. It's also [[LowSpeedChase incredibly slow]] -- the heroes' escape vehicle is the bike simulator that moves at a visibly slow clip. The cars that give chase ''do'' catch up, but because the bike simulator is very broad, it is impossible to overtake it by car. The only thing the Mafia goons could do was to drive behind it and shoot at the drivers, which is what they did.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Madame Souza's shoe's extended heel]]. Actually, just about every element introduced in the movie is one. Including, of course, the eponymous triplets.
** The Triplets are incredibly protective of their vacuum cleaner, icebox, and newspaper. Exactly why eventually becomes clear.

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* ChaseScene: The film's climax -- a classic car chase, complete with [[LemmingCops pursuers gradually being killed off]], [[EveryCarIsAPinto cars exploding at the slightest provocation]], an UnderTheTruck InstantConvertible, an [[FruitCart imperiled baby carriage]], the RailroadTracksOfDoom ''and'' a TrainEscape... truly {{Troperiffic}}. The fact that several of these are played with and subverted (and the fact it's ended by a tiny old lady ''kicking over a speeding car'') saves it from ClicheStorm. It's also [[LowSpeedChase incredibly slow]] -- the heroes' escape vehicle is the bike simulator that moves at a visibly slow clip. The cars that give chase ''do'' catch up, but because the bike simulator is very broad, wide enough to take up most of the road, it is impossible to overtake it by car. The only thing or even pull up next to it; the Mafia goons could do was goons' options are limited to drive "pull up right behind it and shoot at the drivers, which is what they did.
drivers".
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Madame Souza's shoe's extended heel]]. Actually, just about every element introduced in the first half of the movie is one. Including, of course, the eponymous triplets.
** The Triplets are incredibly protective of their vacuum cleaner, icebox, and newspaper.newspapers. Exactly why eventually becomes clear.



* CrapsackWorld: Madame Souza's countryside home quickly gets swallowed up by an expanding, dreary Paris, and Belleville has either disgusting amounts of opulence or poverty -- everyone is either obese or just skin and bones. And the less said about the food, the better.
* {{Determinator}}: Repeat: Madame Souza paddled all the way over to a whole different continent through a storm to rescue her grandson.

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* CrapsackWorld: Madame Souza's countryside home quickly gets swallowed up by an expanding, the dreary urban sprawl of Paris, and Belleville has either disgusting amounts of opulence or poverty -- everyone is either obese or just skin and bones. And the less said about the food, the better.
* {{Determinator}}: Repeat: Madame Souza paddled all ''crossed the way over to Atlantic on a whole different continent through a storm pedal boat'' to rescue her grandson.



** The waitress that serves hamburgers has a circular pin on her chest, and something what seems to be her name (could be her name tag?) written on it: Fanny Roberts.

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** The waitress that serves hamburgers has a circular pin on her chest, and something what that seems to be her name (could be her name tag?) written on it: Fanny Roberts.



'''Champion:''' (''now an old man'') I think that's probably it. It's over, Grandma.

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'''Champion:''' (''now an old man'') Yes, I think that's probably it. It's over, Grandma.



* HandicappedBadass: The guitar player on the intro scat number is missing three of his left hand's fingers; this does not hinder him from playing harmoniously. When you think that it doesn't get better, he starts playing a solo with his left foot's toes replacing his hand, which is free now to remove the cigarette from his mouth. (NOTE: The guitar player is a direct caricature of the great French guitarist Django Reinhardt, who really did have two fingers missing from his left hand. Didn't impair his brilliant performance a bit.)

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* HandicappedBadass: The guitar player on the intro scat number is missing three of his left hand's fingers; this does not hinder him from playing harmoniously. When you think that it doesn't get better, he starts playing a solo with his left foot's toes replacing his hand, which is free now to remove the cigarette from his mouth. (NOTE: The guitar player is a direct caricature of the great French guitarist Django Reinhardt, who really did have two fingers missing from his left hand.burnt to uselessness when he was caught in a house fire. Didn't impair his brilliant performance a bit.))
* HomemadeInventions: All of Champion's training equipment, presumably bodged together by himself and his grandmother. He sits on a contraption that measures his weight to let him know when he's eaten enough; the phonograph is pedal-powered; and she massages his aching muscles with various repurposed household items (including an eggbeater and a push mower).



* MailmanVsDog: Bruno barks at the train each time it passes - he even knows when it's about to come. Then comes an InvertedTrope when Bruno dreams he is on the train and the passengers are barking at him. Then in Belleville the trope is taken to its LogicalExtreme and a subway train passes every minute!

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* MailmanVsDog: Bruno barks at the train each time it passes - his house -- he even knows when it's about to come. Then comes an InvertedTrope when Bruno dreams he is on the train and the passengers are barking at him. Then in Belleville the trope is taken to its LogicalExtreme and a subway LogicalExtreme, with an elevated train passes passing every minute!''two'' minutes and driving Bruno to distraction.



* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: Madame Souza for the most part while the Triplets seem to be of the same height as they were decades ago.

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* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: Madame Souza for the most part (she's small enough to ''ride Bruno''), while the Triplets seem to be of the same height as they were decades ago.



** UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle, seen on the television set later in the film.

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** UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle, UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle is seen speaking on the television set later in the film.



** The big-toothed winner of the Tour is a caricature of Jacques Anquetil, the first man to win the Tour de France five times.



* PretentiousLatinMotto: All the French Mafia's license plates say ''In vino veritas'' "In wine, truth."

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* PretentiousLatinMotto: All the French Mafia's license plates say ''In vino veritas'' veritas'': "In wine, [there is] truth."



* TakeThat: The scene which shows the run-down house where the Triplettes have to live also shows for a few seconds a toilet clearly not flushed [[spoiler:- the feces form the famous Mickey Mouse head.]]
* TheAllegedCar: The French version: the mobsters drive stretch versions of Citroën 2CVs, which are ridiculously underpowered cars to which a WV Beetle compares favourably. Fittingly enough, they're shown to be as underpowered and easily disabled as a stretch version of an actual 2CV would be, although they probably wouldn't be destroyed by a collision into a baby cart or be able to be flipped over by a MiniatureSeniorCitizen with a club foot.

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* TakeThat: The scene which shows the run-down apartment house where the Triplettes have to live also shows for a few seconds a toilet clearly not flushed [[spoiler:- flushed; [[spoiler: the feces form the famous Mickey Mouse head.]]
* TheAllegedCar: The French version: the mobsters drive stretch versions of Citroën 2CVs, which are ridiculously underpowered cars to which a WV Beetle compares favourably. Fittingly enough, they're shown to be as underpowered and easily disabled as a stretch version of an actual 2CV would be, although they probably wouldn't be destroyed by a collision into a baby cart carriage or be able to be flipped over by a MiniatureSeniorCitizen with a club foot.
12th Nov '16 11:27:23 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Les Triplettes de Belleville''''', a.k.a. '''''The Triplets of Belleville''''' or '''''Belleville Rendez-vous''''', is a 2003 French animated film by animator and writer Creator/SylvainChomet. For all its quirky twists and turns, it ultimately becomes an introspective character study rather than simply a piece of popular entertainment. It's also tied together by some truly fantastic jazz and period-inspired music by Benoît Charest and features almost no dialogue.

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'''''Les ''Les Triplettes de Belleville''''', Belleville'', a.k.a. '''''The ''The Triplets of Belleville''''' Belleville'' or '''''Belleville Rendez-vous''''', ''Belleville Rendez-vous'', is a 2003 French animated film by animator and writer Creator/SylvainChomet. For all its quirky twists and turns, it ultimately becomes an introspective character study rather than simply a piece of popular entertainment. It's also tied together by some truly fantastic jazz and period-inspired music by Benoît Charest and features almost no dialogue.
12th Nov '16 11:15:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* FastFoodNation: The titular city is a caricature of UsefulNotes/NewYork, where the citizens are almost exclusively grossly overweight people eating hamburgers and other junk food.
28th Oct '16 10:40:00 PM TheBigBopper
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Here, she encounters the eponymous [[CoolOldLady triplets]], aged former Vaudeville stars now living out their days going bombing for frogs and playing trios on the newspaper, refrigerator, and vacuum cleaner.

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Here, she encounters the eponymous [[CoolOldLady triplets]], aged former Vaudeville stars now living out their days going bombing fishing for frogs with hand grenades and playing trios on the [[EverythingIsAnInstrument newspaper, refrigerator, and vacuum cleaner.
cleaner]].
22nd Oct '16 2:29:13 PM Myriadis
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* TheOnlyOne: Souza (and Bruno) set off to save Champion herself. No mention is made if PoliceAreUseless - they aren't even brought up.


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* TakeThat: The scene which shows the run-down house where the Triplettes have to live also shows for a few seconds a toilet clearly not flushed [[spoiler:- the feces form the famous Mickey Mouse head.]]


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* TheOnlyOne: Souza (and Bruno) set off to save Champion herself. No mention is made if PoliceAreUseless - they aren't even brought up.
10th Oct '16 8:42:41 AM Someoneman
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* {{Badass Grand|pa}}ma: Madame Souza is a tiny, club-footed old woman who is persistent enough to follow an ocean liner across the entire Atlantic in a ''foot-pedalled boat'', at night, during a huge storm at sea, [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic to the accompaniment of Mozart's "Mass in C Minor - Kyrie"]]. She kicks over a car too. The eponymous Triplets are no slouches either; for elderly vaudeville performers, they have surprising proficiency with explosives.

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* {{Badass Grand|pa}}ma: Madame Souza is a tiny, club-footed old woman who is persistent enough to follow an ocean liner across the entire Atlantic in a ''foot-pedalled boat'', at night, during a huge storm at sea, [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic to the accompaniment of Mozart's "Mass in C Minor - Kyrie"]].Kyrie". She kicks over a car too. The eponymous Triplets are no slouches either; for elderly vaudeville performers, they have surprising proficiency with explosives.
5th Oct '16 8:39:03 PM _____________
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'''''Les Triplettes de Belleville''''', a.k.a. '''''The Triplets of Belleville''''' or '''''Belleville Rendez-vous''''', is a 2003 French animated film by animator and writer Creator/SylvainChomet. For all its quirky twists and turns, it ultimately becomes an introspective character study rather than simply a piece of popular entertainment. Basically, a cartoon for adults that ''doesn't'' rely on shock humor, pop culture references, or [[AuthorTract one-sided soapboxing disguised as sociopolitical satire]]. Also tied together by some truly fantastic jazz and period-inspired music by Benoît Charest.

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'''''Les Triplettes de Belleville''''', a.k.a. '''''The Triplets of Belleville''''' or '''''Belleville Rendez-vous''''', is a 2003 French animated film by animator and writer Creator/SylvainChomet. For all its quirky twists and turns, it ultimately becomes an introspective character study rather than simply a piece of popular entertainment. Basically, a cartoon for adults that ''doesn't'' rely on shock humor, pop culture references, or [[AuthorTract one-sided soapboxing disguised as sociopolitical satire]]. Also It's also tied together by some truly fantastic jazz and period-inspired music by Benoît Charest.
Charest and features almost no dialogue.



Oh, and by the way, it's (almost) completely without dialogue.



* LullDestruction: Averted: Moments of quiet appear where they would in a live-action film.
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