The cream of French comedy meets on Netflix with BigBug, a crazy futuristic comedy by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
“The human has become optional”. The new trailer for Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s latest film sets the tone for his new futuristic apocalyptic trip. BigBug looks like an episode of Black Mirror completely crazy, with a staging and a color palette reminiscent of some of its most popular episodes (we are thinking here of Nosedive or at Pendez and DJ).
The director of Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain and of The Extravagant Voyage of the young and prodigious TS Spivet reconnects here with science fiction but he abandons the steampunk aesthetic of his latest films for something a little more… Netflix-compatible. Look for yourselves.
The film is shot in a pavilion where several families live who are taken hostage by a coalition of domestic robots who try to protect them from a revolution led by a group of revengeful androids. Stuck in this technological camera, humans go crazy and it’s the robots that hold the house.
For the occasion, the filmmaker has surrounded himself with a nice cast of actors: Elsa Zylberstein, Stéphane De Groodt and Isabelle Nanty, who need no introduction, as well as Claire Chust (Domestic scenes, Problems) and Francois Levantal (Kaamelott, Ducobu). He also finds actors that he has already directed, like the actress Claude Perron (the sex shop owner in Amelie Poulain) or Youssef Hajdi (Plane tree, PJ), whom he had already met on the set of his Micmacs.
After several mixed successes in dark rooms, the film marks the first collaboration between Jean-Pierre Jeunet and the famous N rouge platform. In announcing the release of the film (shot in part during the second confinement), the filmmaker thanked Netflix for having believed in his project when several production companies had refused him the project. The film will be available from February 11, 2022 in the platform catalog.