La cité des enfants perdus

After listening to one of my work colleagues, I bought and watched the city of the lost children. It’s a Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie anyone?) film so you know what you’re getting. If you’re into fantasy movies and dreaming then this one is for you. It reminded me a lot of Pans Labyrinth, but the tone and mood is a lot more lighthearted. You can probably take kids to see it (though they will ask questions).

Dominique Pinon is awesome in it (the guy who records stuff in Café des Deux Moulins about his ex), in this film you literally can’t get enough of him! I love directors who reuse characters in their films (Wes Anderson and Wong Kar Wai being some examples). Not to mention when there’s subtle references to previous films.

The main hero and heroine of the movie are cute together, the music is eerie and setting is gritty and dreamlike. The protagonist is pretty scary though, will probably give you nightmares teehee. Don’t watch the dubbed stuff, start practising your french and watch it in it’s original language (because dubbed stuff ruins everything)

So yeah, watch! Next film will probably be Lust Caution. I hear good stuff about it.

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