April and the Extraordinary World

April and the Extraordinary World

April and the Extraordinary World

Marion Cotillard (Macbeth) voices April, a young girl in search of her disappeared parents, in this 2015 animated adaptation of Jacques Tardi's classic comic book series.

It’s 1941 and the world is radically different from the one we know from history books. Geopolitics has developed strangely: Napoleon V rules France and, for the last seventy years, scholars have been mysteriously disappearing, depriving mankind of their inventions. Without radio, television, electricity, aviation, and the combustion engine, the world is mired in outdated technology, dozing in the previous century’s know-how dominated by coal and steam. In this bizarre universe, young April sets out with her grandfather Pops (Jean Rochefort) and a young scoundrel called Julius (Marc-André Grondin) in search of her parents, two of the missing scientists.

2015Rating: PG, Fantasy violence105 minsFrance, Belgium, CanadaFrench with English subtitles
AdventureAnimatedComedyKids & FamilyMysteryThrillerWorld Cinema
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Here, within a thrilling tale that respects the intelligence of its audience, attentive parents will find the antidote to their fear that watching cartoons might rot your brain.

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A surreal sci-fi period piece that reimagines mid-20th century Paris as a smog-filled, steam-powered Napoleonic empire whose future lies in the hands of an orphaned young woman.

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Here, within a thrilling tale that respects the intelligence of its audience, attentive parents will find the antidote to their fear that watching cartoons might rot your brain.

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A surreal sci-fi period piece that reimagines mid-20th century Paris as a smog-filled, steam-powered Napoleonic empire whose future lies in the hands of an orphaned young woman.

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