May 28th 2010
  • Adventure/Comedy,
  • R,
  • 105 min,
  • Sony Pictures Classics
  • Cast: Dany Boon, André Dussollier, Nicolas Marié, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Yolande Moreau, Julie Ferrier, Omar Sy, Dominique Pinon, Michel Crémadès, Marie-Julie Baup, Urbain Cancelier, Patrick Paroux, Jean-Pierre Becker, Stéphane Butet, Philippe Girard, Doudou Masta, Emy Lévy, Eric Naggar, Arsène Mosca, Manon Le Moal, Félicité N'Gijol, Bernard Bastareaud
  • Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  • Writers: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillaume Laurant
  • Producers: Frédéric Brillion, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Gilles Legrand
  • Casting: Pierre-Jacques Bénichou
  • Costume Design: Madeline Fontaine
  • D.O.P.: Tetsuo Nagata
  • Editor: Hervé Schneid
  • Makeup: Anne Moralis
  • Music: Raphaël Beau
  • Production Design: Aline Bonetto


Bazil (Danny Boon), a man whose father was killed by a roadside bomb, is hit by a stray bullet in a freak drive-by shooting incident. When he gets out of the hospital without a job or any money, he falls in with an ex-con who lives in a scrap dump and makes plans to get revenge on those responsible.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Morocco; Paris, France
  • MPAA Warning: Some sexuality and brief violence
  • Production Budget: €27 million
  • Production Companies: Epithète Films, Tapioca Films, Warner Bros. Entertainment France, France 2 Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma, Orange Cinéma Séries, Région Ile-de-France
  • Production Schedule: August 2008 - November 2008

Featured Articles


2010 Guide Analysis: "Say what you will about his beautiful looking if woefully incoherent "Alien Resurrection", French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet is always a talent to watch with the likes of "Delicatessen," "The City of Lost Children" and "Amelie" cementing his place as a great filmmaker. Five years after his last film "A Very Long Engagement" in 2004, he returned this year with this arms trade satire that scored generally positive reviews on its bow in Toronto.

Essentially about a guy and his friends trying to bring down two major weapons manufacturers, the usual Jeunet visual stylings were praised but the plot and something of a missing emotional connection were criticised. Still there were comments that this is amongst his most accessible work to date which may take the edge off the critical praise but could result in stronger box-office. Sony Classics will release the film sometime in 2010."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 28 October 2009: Belgium, France
  • 26 November 2009: Greece
  • 3 December 2009: Czech Republic
  • 17 December 2009: Netherlands
  • 26 February 2010: UK
  • 12 March 2010: Finland
  • 22 July 2010: Germany