Microbe et Gasoil [Microbe & Gasoline] (2015)

Microbe et Gasoil
Director: Michel Gondry
Writer: Michel Gondry
Cast: Ange Dargent, Théophile Baquet, Diane Besnier, Audrey Tautou
Seen on: 30.6.2016

Daniel (Ange Dargent) is small, has long hair and loves to spend his time dreaming and drawing – which obviously doesn’t give him the best of standing in his school. He finds an ally in Théo (Théophile Baquet) who works in his father’s shop as a mechanic and loves to tinker with motors, although they make him smell of gasoline, which means he, too, is ostracized. The two of them become inseparable and start working on a car of their own – their way to freedom. And when it actually works, they decide to hit the road.

I enjoyed Microbe et Gasoil. It was funny and sweet in many ways. But I hoped that it would be more than what it was and I absolutely hated the ending, which does leave a bit of a bitter aftertaste.

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