Microbe & Gasoline

Microbe & Gasoline

Microbe & Gasoline

In a vehicle they built themselves, two young friends embark on a road trip across France in this comedy road movie by French auteur Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind).

"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 (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 an adventure on the roads of France."(French Film Festival

2015Rating: M, Sexual references and coarse language105 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
ComedyWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
Director:
Michel Gondry ('Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind', 'Be Kind Rewind', 'The Green Hornet')
Writer:
Michel Gondry
Cast:
Ange DargentThéophile BaquetDiane BesnierAudrey TautouVincent LamoureuxAgathe PeigneyDouglas BrossetCharles Raymond
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Variety

Variety

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Two misfits and a house on wheels make for gentle yet sincere amusement in Michel Gondry's low-key French laffer.

Time Out

Time Out

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Just when it seemed as though Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry would be lost in the clouds forever, he comes back down to earth with a winsomely grounded coming-of-age tale that makes the most of his talents.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

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If this film were a person, you'd want to give it a big hug ...

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Michel Gondry offers up a playfully old school kids' flick that caters best to nostalgia-seeking adults.

Variety

Variety

press

Two misfits and a house on wheels make for gentle yet sincere amusement in Michel Gondry's low-key French laffer.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Just when it seemed as though Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry would be lost in the clouds forever, he comes back down to earth with a winsomely grounded coming-of-age tale that makes the most of his talents.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

If this film were a person, you'd want to give it a big hug ...

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Michel Gondry offers up a playfully old school kids' flick that caters best to nostalgia-seeking adults.

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