MICROBE & GASOLINE / MICROBE ET GASOIL

2016 ARCHIVE

Director: Michel Gondry
Cast: Ange Dargent, Théophile Baquet, Audrey Tautou, Diane Besnier, Vincent Lamoureux
Country: France, 2015
Language: French with English subtitles
Genre: Comedy / Road Movie
Rating: M, Offensive language and sexual references
Duration: 103 minutes

“A wonderfully sincere portrait of two adolescent outsiders determined to pave their own way in the world.”
Variety

Synopsis

Groovy filmmaker Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Mood Indigo) returns with an original coming-of-age road movie.

Microbe (Dargent) is a shy and frail boy, often lost in his drawings. Gasoline (Baquet) is a smart, inventive kid, who always has his hands in engines. When Gasoline arrives as a new student at Microbe’s school in the middle of the year, the two instantly become great friends. As the summer vacation draws closer, they both know that neither wants to spend two months with their respective families. Microbe’s mother (played by the brilliant Audrey Tautou) is a depressive cult follower, whereas Gasoline’s parents are dismissive of his passion for motors. With a lawnmower engine, a few planks, and a genius plan, the friends build their own vehicle and set off for adventure on the roads of France.

Newcomers Dargent and Banquet shine in this heart-warming feature and their inventiveness echoes the do-it-yourself quality of Gondry’s filmmaking.

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WELLINGTON
Sat 20 Feb 10.45pm D
Tue 23 Feb 10.30am D
Sat 27 Feb 4.15pm, 4.30pm (extra session) D

AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS
Tue 1 Mar 12.00pm
Sun 6 Mar 12.45pm
Thu 10 Mar 6.30pm

AUCKLAND – TAKAPUNA
Tue 1 Mar 8.40pm
Mon 7 Mar 6.30pm

CHRISTCHURCH
Tue 8 Mar 8.40pm
Mon 14 Mar 6.50pm

TIMARU
Fri 11 Mar 8.30pm

NELSON
Sat 12 Mar 1.30pm

NEW PLYMOUTH
Mon 14 Mar 2.30pm

TAURANGA
Tue 15 Mar 6.15pm

ARROWTOWN
Wed 23 Mar 11.00am

PALMERSTON NORTH
Sat 26 Mar 1.15pm

HAMILTON
Mon 4 April 8.30pm

HAVELOCK NORTH
Thu 7 April 1.15pm

DUNEDIN
Sat 2 April 12.15pm

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

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