Arts Movies Titles T Triplets of Belleville, The
French-language animated film, 2003. Original title: Les Triplettes de Belleville. Also released as Belleville Rendez-Vous.

Set in a surreal parody of the real world, this story follows Madame Souza as she searches for her kidnapped grandson, with the aid of the elderly and decrepit triplets. Some elements of the film may be unsuitable for young children. With minimal dialogue, the story is accessible with or without subtitles.

Sony Pictures Classics: The Triplets of Belleville
U.S. distributor's site with reviews, images, trailers, credits, synopsis and information on the filmmakers and director. [Requires Flash.]
Film Pie: The Triplets Of Bellville
Review focussing on the film's "crazy visuals and unique approach." Rated A-.
The Internet Movie Database: Les Triplettes de Belleville (2003)
Cast and crew credits, reviews, technical information, box office results, trivia, trailer, pictures and message board.
Pedal Pushers Online: The Triplets of Bellville
Two reviews, one positive, one negative. Includes several screen shots.
Rotten Tomatoes: The Triplets of Belleville
Mainstream media reviews, plot synopsis, credits, box office history, DVD features, trailer, and discussion forum.
Screen It! Parental Review: The Triplets of Belleville
Detailed analysis of aspects of the film some parents may find inappropriate for their children, most notably violence. Also includes brief discussion of role models and a general review.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: France's 'Triplets': Three times the charm of Disney
William Arnold's review: "... most of the magic of this unusual movie comes from the freshness, imagination and sweet spirit of its animation, which is blissfully its own thing and does not show the influence of any of the reigning forces in the art form." Grade of B+.
The Age: The Triplets of Belleville
Interview with writer-director Sylvain Chomet. (May 06, 2004)
NPR : The Oscar-Nominated Music of 'Belleville'
"All Things Considered" radio feature on the film's music by Benoit Charest, including link to the "Belleville Rendez-vous" music video. (February 21, 2004)
FPS Magazine: If Animators Were In Charge, Triplets of Belleville Would Win Every Oscar There Is
Discusses the ways that this surreal, European-style film differs from what American audiences have come to expect from animation. (February 15, 2004)
Chicago Sun-Times: The Triplets of Belleville
Roger Ebert's review: "...will have you walking out of the theater with a goofy damn grin on your face, wondering what just happened to you." 3 1/2 stars. (December 26, 2003)
A.V. Club: The Triplets of Belleville
Noel Murray's review: "The film is best treated as a one-of-a-kind wonder: an ingenious contraption that dazzles, teases, attracts, and repels with all the mystery and sublimity of a miniature world." (December 10, 2003)

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