Not since Pee-wee's Big Adventure has the story of a boy and his bike been this delightfully strange. This French animated feature is the wildly detailed, unpolished and nearly silent story of a cycle-happy kid named Champion, his overweight dog Bruno, his myopic grandmother Madame Souza and a trio of eccentric, frog-eating performers known as the Triplets of Belleville.
When Champion enters the Tour de France and is kidnapped mid race by mysterious men in black, his grandmother and Bruno begin a tireless search. Their path leads them to the Triplets, whose odd habits often distract the searchers more than help. Comparisons to the clockwork-like craziness of films like Delicatessen and Amélie are inevitable, but Belleville's bold, original style is all its own. Hop on--you'll like the ride.
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