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Avril et le monde truqué (2015)

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1941. France asleep in the nineteenth century, governed by steam and Napoleon V, where scientists vanish mysteriously. Avril (Marion Cotillard), a teenage girl, goes in search of her missing scientist parents.

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Avril (voice)
Philippe Katerine ...
Darwin (voice)
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Pops (voice)
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Paul (voice)
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Julius (voice)
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Pizoni (voice)
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Chimène (voice)
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Annette (voice)
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Rodrigue (voice)
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April (voice)
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Darwin (voice)
Tony Robinow ...
Pops (voice)
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Paul (voice)
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Julius (voice)
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Pizoni (voice)
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In 1941, 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 70 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 Without radio, television, electricity, aviation, and the combustion engine, the world is mired in outdated technology, dozing in the previous century's knowhow dominated by coal and steam. In this bizarre universe, Avril (Marion Cotillard), a teenage girl, Darwin (Philippe Katerine), her talking cat, Pops (Jean Rochefort), her grandfather, and Julius (Marc-André Grondin), a young scoundrel and police informer, go off in search of Avril's parents, two of the missing scientists. The quartet will face many dangers and mysteries in this strange new Rigged World. Written by Polly_Kat

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Rated PG for action/peril including gunplay, some thematic elements and rude humor | See all certifications »

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8 April 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

April and the Twisted World  »

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Budget:

$12,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,413 (USA) (27 March 2016)

Gross:

$294,313 (USA) (5 June 2016)
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Trivia

There are two glimpses of a dalek in the background of the government weapons research centre. See more »

Goofs

The calendar page shown for July 1870 is incorrect. See more »

Quotes

Pops: In case anything goes wrong, on my world globe, Uruguay! with a U for urgent!
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References Doctor Who (2005) See more »

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Symphony No. 5, Op. 47, II. Allegretto
Composed by Dmitri Shostakovich
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A great animated movie for all ages a classic in the making
6 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

"Avril and the extraordinary world" was presented before the official release at the Anim'est international animation festival in Bucharest. I went to see it after a brief look at parts of the official trailer, without knowing anything about the cast, cartoonist, director and the plot in general. I have to say that it was a magnificent movie, reminding me of some classic Disney style hand crafted animation that I used to love when I was a child. It is beautifully drawn and looks without any flaws. The story takes place in an alternative universe, where some modern inventions where never discovered or made available for the advancement of our societies. This makes you question how would the world look like if we have never used electricity or petrol in our daily lives. And the movie answers a lot of these questions. The plot keeps you for most of the movie engaged and in some small parts at the edge of your seat. The comic release character, a talking cat with the name of Darwin was instantly liked by all people present at the screening, adults and children together. His comments of various situations in the movie proved to be very effective, bringing smiles and laughter all around.


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