Belleville Rendez-Vous

You'll never eat frogs' legs again. This darkly witty 2D animation feature is full of cute moments and haunting images, if perhaps not the life-altering classic it's been hailed as in some quarters. The rotund Madame Souza buys her shy grandson Champion a bicycle, and years later, after much strictly regimented training, he's competing with the best. Then, in a fit of surrealism, he's kidnapped by shadowy men in black. Granny and faithful canine Bruno defy all logic to cross oceans and metropolises to rescue him.

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You’ll never eat frogs’ legs again. This darkly witty 2D animation feature is full of cute moments and haunting images, if perhaps not the life-altering classic it’s been hailed as in some quarters. The rotund Madame Souza buys her shy grandson Champion a bicycle, and years later, after much strictly regimented training, he’s competing with the best. Then, in a fit of surrealism, he’s kidnapped by shadowy men in black. Granny and faithful canine Bruno defy all logic to cross oceans and metropolises to rescue him. En route, they team up with three eccentric old ladies, who survive on memories of their halcyon days as ’30s music hall stars. And frogs’ legs.

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