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La Cité des enfants perdus

La Cité des enfants perdus
Judith Vittet

Judith Vittet

Screen Time: 70%
Role: Miette
Age: 10 years old

 

La Cité des enfants perdus

1995
Ciudad de los niños perdidos, La (Spain), Stadt der verlorenen Kinder, Die (Germany), The City of Lost Children (USA)
Rating: 8.9 (20 votes)
Directed: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Country: France/Germany/Spain
Language: French
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112682

Summary

In a surrealistic and bizarre society, children have been abducted by a mad and evil scientist, Krank (D. Emilfork), who wants to steal their dreams and stop and reverse his accelerated aging process. When the gang of Cyclops kidnap Denree (Joseph Lucien), the little brother of the former whale hunter One (Ron Perlman), he is helped by the young street orphan girl Miette (Judith Vittet), who steals for the Siamese Pieuvre (Geneviève Brunet & Odille Mallet), to reach the platform where Krank leaves with his cloned dwarf wife Mademoiselle Bismuth (Mireille Moissé), his six cloned sons (Dominique Pinon) and a brain, and rescue the children. Summary written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Movie Reviews

Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro burst to the forefront of world cinema with their visually arresting, raucously fun movie "Delicatessen" (1991). Since then, the filmmakers have been conjuring up their next directorial effort, another elaborately detailed universe of fantasy, entitled "The City of Lost Children."

While once again deeply rooted in the mechanics of cause and effect, the new film is also reminiscent of such groundbreaking visual tours de force as "Brazil" and "Time Bandits."

The film is set on a grand scale. The eye-popping sets, ingenious special effects, Jean-Paul Gaultier costumes, and a must-be-seen-to-be-believed cast of characters create an overall effect that you will not soon forget. And, like the classic "The Wizard of Oz," "The City of Lost Children" delves deep into the subconscious realm of children's imaginations, and -- most importantly -- their dreams.

"The City of Lost Children" harks back to traditional fairy tales, staying true to those traditions by delving into wild, sometimes dark and scary, flights of fancy...some of which speak to adults as much as, if not more than, children.