Epithete Films is an independent movie production company that specializes in feature films, run by Frédéric Brillion and Gilles Legrand.


Synopsis  /  Bazil is at work in a video rental store when a real shoot-out is taking place in the street. Bazil is shot in the head… He will survive…
Our heroe is from then on with a bullet lodged in his brain, but gained in intense imagination and a great fantasy.
Jobless and homeless he’s taken in by a fanciful gang of scrap metal recyclers. Bazil is scavenging bulky items for his new family, when he comes by accident to the headquarters of two companies and recognizes the logos of the two weapon manufacturers which provoked his misfortune.
Now, with his motley crew of scrap-collecting friends he has decided to get revenge against those two big weapons dealers.
We are going to follow the adventures of our colorful heroes in their fight for justice, drawing up ploys as zany, clumsy, sometimes poetic as they are.

Directed by / 

Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Written by / 

Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Guillaume Laurant

Dialogues / 

Guillaume Laurant

Cast / 

Dany Boon, André Dussollier, Omar Sy, Dominique Pinon, Julie Ferrier, Nicolas Marié, Marie-Julie Baup, Michel Crémadès, Yolande Moreau, Jean-Pierre Marielle

Coproduction / 

Epithète Films, Tapioca Films, Warner Bros. Entertainment France, France 2 Cinéma et France 3 Cinéma

Distribution / 

Warner Bros. Pictures France

International sales / 

TF1 international

Release date / 

28 October 2009

Awards and festivals / 

  • Les César du Cinéma Français, France, 2010 : 3 nominations
  • Stockholm Film Festival, remise du Visionary Award, Suède, 2009
  • International Film Festival Toronto, Canada, 2009
  • London Film Festival, Royaume-Uni, 2009
  • Festival de Gand, Belgique, 2009
  • Irish Film Institute French Festival, Irlande, 2009
  • Festival du film français de Prague, République Tchèque, 2009
  • Bratislava Film Festival, Slovaquie, 2009
  • Dubaï International Film Festival, Dubaï, 2009
  • Festival de Göteborg, Suède, 2010
  • Festival de Göteborg, Suède, 2010 Festival du film français de Sydney, Australie, 2010
  • French Night du Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong-Kong, 2010
  • Festa do Cinema Frances, Portugal, 2010
  • Festival International du film de Rio de Janeiro, Brésil, 2010
  • Cinefest OZ, Australie, 2010
  • Festival International du Film de Haugesung, Norvège, 2010
  • Festival International du film de Seattle, USA, 2010
  • Festival International du film de San Francisco, USA, 2010
  • Festival du film Tribeca, NY, USA, 2010
  • Festival du Film Français de Djakarta, Indonésie, 2010
  • Festival du film français au Japon, 2010
  • Festival International de Guadalajara, Mexique, 2010
  • Festival du Film de Sofia, Bulgarie, 2010
  • The Alliance Française French Film Festival, Australie, 2010