The City Of Lost Children - English Subtitles details
|Starring:||Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork, Judith Vittet, Dominique Pinon, Jean-Claude Dreyfus|
|Directors:||Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro|
The City Of Lost Children - English Subtitles
|Run time:||1 hour 48 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 Jan 2006|
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Jeunet et Caro on form yet againBy Narmour (30 reviews) from Knocknagoney , 08 Oct 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]Being a big fan of Delicatessen, I was doubtful that Jeunet et Caro could recreate it's atmosphere and still maintain a level of originality. My doubts were quickly silenced in the opening scenes of this movie. It opens on a child's dreamscape of Santa visiting on Xmas eve. It quickly becomes nightmarish which sets the tone for the rest of the film. The characters are imaginatively created from the evil siamese twins to the quadruplet clones, and excellently cast. Even Ron Perlman plays a convincing role as the circus strongman.
The story builds around the interaction between Perlman and Judith Vittet, a street orphan who helps him find his kidnapped little brother. Their relationship grows steadily stronger throughout the film in a very heartwarming way, which balances the bizarreness of everything else really well. The result is a visually stunning piece of work, very strange but absolutely captivating. I would watch this again and again.
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The City of Lost ChildrenBy Boonie (41 reviews) from Epping,Essex , 28 Apr 2011Briliant....only word for this classic movie.I love the filming,the wackiness,the acting,the characters,especially the children.Wonderful ,witty,moving French film.I urge you to watch it.The cast list is as all films should end...peerless!!
Brilliantly ImpenetrableBy Cato (774 reviews) from Lydbury North , 26 Feb 2011I have to admit that the work which went into the making of this film was stupendous, and in some ways the outcome was too. The trouble was that I found the story all so magically weird that it was impenetrable. I didn't really know what was going on and increasingly I didn't really care. But it sure looked good in a strangely old fashioned clockwork way.
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it grew on meBy a customer from united kingdom , 06 Feb 2011I was a bit worried, but no child abuse was shown in this film.
Love a bit of arty wierdness, very dark and atmospheric, but at the begining it was all a bit too out there, however I stuck with it and it has stuck with me, one of those films you find appearing and reappearing as the days go by in the minds eye.
seemed to be set somewhere between dicken's London and water world, possibly post apocolyptic but realy, as all good films are, all about people and their relationships. Enjoyable once I got the hang of what the hell was going on.
Hated Delicatesen, by the way, never judge a film by the director!!!
A weird and wonderful surreal fairytale.By a customer from Orpington , 29 Oct 2010
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideCity of Lost Children is a bizarre but beautiful French films. It is very dense, but if you pay very good attention, you can follow what's going on. A rough idea of the story, a mad scientist is kidnapping children and trying to steal their dreams to try to rejuvenate himself. He also has a scientist, all that's left of him is his brain. Then there is a circus who get involved in it, and that is what I understand. It's a film I feel you have to watch more than once to fully understand. But it is a great foreign film, maybe not my favourite, but still something I enjoyed very much. A good film to watch if you want to show off to people how sophisticated you are. This is a good film by Jean Pierre Jeunet who also directed Delicatessen, which I haven't seen yet but want to at some point. I'd highly recommend this film, give it a watch!
loved itBy stuntmanbob (51 reviews) from diss , 03 Oct 2010I love quirky films that are diferent from the norm, imaginative and wierd. This film ticked all those boxes. Tim Burton can only watch this and weep. Great film, well done French film industry. Would the British film industry ever make such a film?