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The film is about Bazil, a poor man whose father is killed by a landmine when he was a kid, and who gets a bullet in his brain during a shootout that happens outside the video store he's working in. The bullet isn't far enough in to kill him, but can't be removed without turning him into a vegetable, so he's released from the hospital with it still in his head, with the threat that it might kill him at any minute. Now homeless, he falls in with a band of scavengers who repair and re-sell junk to make a living. However, one day Bazil spots the logos of the two arms companies that made the mine that killed his father and the bullet that got stuck in his head. And then Bazil, helped out by his new friends, begins to plot revenge....

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The film is about Bazil, a poor man whose father is killed by a landmine when he was a kid, and who gets a bullet in his brain during a shootout that happens outside the video store he's working in. The bullet isn't far enough in to kill him, but can't be removed without turning him into a vegetable, so he's released from the hospital with it still in his head, with the threat that it might kill him at any minute. Now homeless, he falls in with a band of scavengers who repair and re-sell junk to make a living. However, one day Bazil spots the logos of the two arms companies that made the mine that killed his father and the bullet that got stuck in his head. And then Bazil, helped out by his new friends, begins to plot revenge....revenge...



* EnemyCivilWar: Bazil's plan involves getting De Fenouillet and Marconi to fight each other, making them think that whatever he and the gang do is actually a scheme cooked up by one against the other. Eventually the two of them start retaliating against each other in earnest
* EngineeredPublicConfession: The whole point of the [[spoiler: "North African Holiday"]] is to get Marconi and De Fenouillet to do this

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* EnemyCivilWar: Bazil's plan involves getting De Fenouillet and Marconi to fight each other, making them think that whatever he and the gang do is actually a scheme cooked up by one against the other. Eventually the two of them start retaliating against each other in earnest
earnest.
* EngineeredPublicConfession: The whole point of the [[spoiler: "North African Holiday"]] is to get Marconi and De Fenouillet to do thisthis.



* GoodWithNumbers: Calculator's father was a surveyor and her mother was a seamstress. She can take your measurements with a glance, determine the exact length of a chimney by dropping a marble down it, and figure out the percentages of nutritional content in a soup by tasting it

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* GoodWithNumbers: Calculator's father was a surveyor and her mother was a seamstress. She can take your measurements with a glance, determine the exact length of a chimney by dropping a marble down it, and figure out the percentages of nutritional content in a soup by tasting it it.



* {{Meganekko}}: Calculator
* OhCrap: the look on Marconi's face when he figures out the gang [[spoiler: tricked him and De Fenouillet into [[EngineeredPublicConfession Engineered Public Confessions]]]] is priceless

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* {{Meganekko}}: Calculator
Calculator.
* OhCrap: the look on Marconi's face when he figures out the gang [[spoiler: tricked him and De Fenouillet into [[EngineeredPublicConfession Engineered Public Confessions]]]] is pricelesspriceless.



* RefugeInAudacity: When [[spoiler: he thinks]] he's been captured by vengeful North Africans, Marconi claims he's actually ''for'' terrorism

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* RefugeInAudacity: When [[spoiler: he thinks]] he's been captured by vengeful North Africans, Marconi claims he's actually ''for'' terrorism terrorism.



* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Remington provides a variant of this trope, as he speaks entirely in idioms, making what he's trying to say take longer than if he just said it simply

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* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Remington provides a variant of this trope, as he speaks entirely in idioms, making what he's trying to say take longer than if he just said it simplysimply.



* ShoutOut: One of the apartments Bazil eavesdrops on by mistake has the couple from {{Film/Delicatessen}} playing a Cello and Musical Saw duet.

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* ShoutOut: One of the apartments Bazil eavesdrops on by mistake has the couple from {{Film/Delicatessen}} playing a Cello cello and Musical Saw musical saw duet.



* SoftWater: And it's a good thing for Buster, too

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* SoftWater: And it's a good thing for Buster, tootoo.



* VerbalTic: Remington speaks entirely in idiomatic phrases

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* VerbalTic: Remington speaks entirely in idiomatic phrasesphrases.


* CollectorOfTheStrange: One of the arms makers has a collection of the body parts of famous people, such as Marilyn Monroe's molar and the heart of Louis XIV (I think), and he's trying to get Mousellini's eye.

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* CollectorOfTheStrange: One of the arms makers has a collection of the body parts of famous people, such as Marilyn Monroe's molar and the heart of Louis XIV (I think), and he's trying to get Mousellini's Mussoliniís eye.


''Micmacs à tire-larigot'' (or simply "Micmacs" in English) is a 2009 French film by famed director Creator/JeanPierreJeunet, director of ''Film/TheCityOfLostChildren'', ''{{Amelie}}'', and ''Film/AVeryLongEngagement''.

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''Micmacs à tire-larigot'' (or simply "Micmacs" in English) is a 2009 French film by famed director Creator/JeanPierreJeunet, director of ''Film/TheCityOfLostChildren'', ''{{Amelie}}'', ''Film/{{Amelie}}'', and ''Film/AVeryLongEngagement''.


!!!This film contains examples of the following tropes:

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!!!This !!This film contains examples of the following tropes:


The film is about Bazil, a poor man whose father is killed by a landmine when he's a kid, and who gets a bullet in his brain during a shootout that happens outside the video store he's working in. The bullet isn't far enough in to kill him, but can't be removed without turning him into a vegetable, so he's released from the hospital with it still in his head, with the threat that it might kill him at any minute. Now homeless, he falls in with a band of scavengers who repair and re-sell junk to make a living. However, one day Bazil spots the logos of the two arms companies that made the mine that killed his father and the bullet that got stuck in his head. And then Bazil, helped out by his new friends, begins to plot revenge....

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The film is about Bazil, a poor man whose father is killed by a landmine when he's he was a kid, and who gets a bullet in his brain during a shootout that happens outside the video store he's working in. The bullet isn't far enough in to kill him, but can't be removed without turning him into a vegetable, so he's released from the hospital with it still in his head, with the threat that it might kill him at any minute. Now homeless, he falls in with a band of scavengers who repair and re-sell junk to make a living. However, one day Bazil spots the logos of the two arms companies that made the mine that killed his father and the bullet that got stuck in his head. And then Bazil, helped out by his new friends, begins to plot revenge....


''Micmacs à tire-larigot'' (or simply "Micmacs" in English) is a 2009 French film by famed director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, director of ''Film/TheCityOfLostChildren'', ''{{Amelie}}'', and ''Film/AVeryLongEngagement''.

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''Micmacs à tire-larigot'' (or simply "Micmacs" in English) is a 2009 French film by famed director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Creator/JeanPierreJeunet, director of ''Film/TheCityOfLostChildren'', ''{{Amelie}}'', and ''Film/AVeryLongEngagement''.

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* Woolseyim: In the original French the Elastic Woman asks Bazil "Do you want my photo? when she finds him staring at her in shock. In the English subtitles it is translated to "Have you seen a ghost?" which has roughly the same connotations.

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* ShoutOut: One of the apartments Bazil eavesdrops on by mistake has the couple from {{Film/Delicatessen}} playing a Cello and Musical Saw duet.

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* ShowSomeLeg: A particularly extreme example, when the heroes hire a pimp and hooker to put on a sex show in an empty flat with the curtains open, to distract the security guard across the street.





* {{Megnekko}}: Calculator

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* {{Megnekko}}: {{Meganekko}}: Calculator



* VillanousBreakdown: Marconi is reduced to screaming incoherently when the stock price to his company crashes, he's threatened with a 15-year sentence, he loses custody of his son, and allegations of his relationship with the Prime Minister's wife start coming out.

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* VillanousBreakdown: VillainousBreakdown: Marconi is reduced to screaming incoherently when the stock price to his company crashes, he's threatened with a 15-year sentence, he loses custody of his son, and allegations of his relationship with the Prime Minister's wife start coming out.

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''Micmacs à tire-larigot'' (or simply "Micmacs" in English) is a 2009 French film by famed director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, director of ''Film/TheCityOfLostChildren'', ''{{Amelie}}'', and ''Film/AVeryLongEngagement''.

The film is about Bazil, a poor man whose father is killed by a landmine when he's a kid, and who gets a bullet in his brain during a shootout that happens outside the video store he's working in. The bullet isn't far enough in to kill him, but can't be removed without turning him into a vegetable, so he's released from the hospital with it still in his head, with the threat that it might kill him at any minute. Now homeless, he falls in with a band of scavengers who repair and re-sell junk to make a living. However, one day Bazil spots the logos of the two arms companies that made the mine that killed his father and the bullet that got stuck in his head. And then Bazil, helped out by his new friends, begins to plot revenge....
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!!!This film contains examples of the following tropes:
* BrickJoke: The fire that ignites when someone claps appears once early in the film, and then twice more during the climax.
* ChekhovsSkill: Most of the characters have a skill shown off at the beginning that becomes important to the plot later. Of special note is the contortionist, whose ability to fit into a refrigerator (first seen when she scares Bazil) later saves her from being detected.
* CollectorOfTheStrange: One of the arms makers has a collection of the body parts of famous people, such as Marilyn Monroe's molar and the heart of Louis XIV (I think), and he's trying to get Mousellini's eye.
* CreepyChild: Assuming [[OlderThanTheyLook she's actually a teenager]], Calculette is a bit too interested in [[spoiler: Bazil and the contortionist's kissing]].
* CruelAndUnusualDeath / HoistByHisOwnPetard: The two arms dealers' fate [[spoiler: not really, but the FateWorseThanDeath of being exposed on You Tube and losing the support of the government is just as bad.]]
* EnemyCivilWar: Bazil's plan involves getting De Fenouillet and Marconi to fight each other, making them think that whatever he and the gang do is actually a scheme cooked up by one against the other. Eventually the two of them start retaliating against each other in earnest
* EngineeredPublicConfession: The whole point of the [[spoiler: "North African Holiday"]] is to get Marconi and De Fenouillet to do this
* {{Foil}}: The two arms makers' apartments are very different: One is extremely modern and sterile while the other is ornate and museum-like.
* GoodWithNumbers: Calculator's father was a surveyor and her mother was a seamstress. She can take your measurements with a glance, determine the exact length of a chimney by dropping a marble down it, and figure out the percentages of nutritional content in a soup by tasting it
* IncrediblyLamePun: "Focus our gays" / "focus our gaze."
** "I have something in mind" in French is literally "I have something in my head".
** Really, pretty much everyone makes some sort of lame joke involving either puns or words that rhyme in French at some point or another over the course of the film.
* JerkAss: Both of the arms dealers qualify in spades.
* {{Ladette}}: The contortionist is irritated when Bazil seems to think she's one.
* {{Megnekko}}: Calculator
* OhCrap: the look on Marconi's face when he figures out the gang [[spoiler: tricked him and De Fenouillet into [[EngineeredPublicConfession Engineered Public Confessions]]]] is priceless
* TheOldConvict: Slammer, who introduces himself by saying that he's been in prison for 3/4ths of his life. He uses his status as an old-time prisoner to distract some drug dealers long enough for Bazil to steal their heroin.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: We actually do hear Buster's name, but he's referred to as Buster throughout the rest of the film. We never learn the names of Mama Chow, Calculator, or Slammer, and Remington is probably a nickname based on the fact he's always using a Remington typewrighter.
* PetTheDog: The younger-looking of the two arms makers cares about his young son.
* RefugeInAudacity: When [[spoiler: he thinks]] he's been captured by vengeful North Africans, Marconi claims he's actually ''for'' terrorism
* {{Revenge}}: For Bazil, his dad, and everyone else the two arms companies harmed.
* RubeGoldbergDevice: Most of the schemes they devise involve one of these.
* RunningJoke: "It's scavenged gear!"
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Remington provides a variant of this trope, as he speaks entirely in idioms, making what he's trying to say take longer than if he just said it simply
* ScaryBlackMan: de Fenouillet employs one (he even says "Boo!" in his first scene). The African rebels also qualify. Remington is not, although he can impersonate one.
* SoftWater: And it's a good thing for Buster, too
* StuffBlowingUp: The two arms makers' factories are ''right next to each other'' so this is bound to happen.
* TrueCompanions: The scavengers. Slammer even refers to them as a "family" when talking about them to Bazil.
* {{Tsundere}}: the Elastic Woman is a Western example.
* VerbalTic: Remington speaks entirely in idiomatic phrases
* VillanousBreakdown: Marconi is reduced to screaming incoherently when the stock price to his company crashes, he's threatened with a 15-year sentence, he loses custody of his son, and allegations of his relationship with the Prime Minister's wife start coming out.
* XanatosSpeedChess: "Plan B" [[spoiler: once Bazil is captured]] was probably just a variant of the original plan, but it's amazing how fast the scavengers were able to improvise it.

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