Noticing that here grandson, Champion, is a lonely little boy, Madame Souza buys him his first bicycle. Years go by, and with Madame Souza putting him through his paces, Champion becomes worthy of his name. Now, he is ready to enter the world’s most famous cycling competition, the Tour de France. But, no sooner that the race has begun, two mysterious men in black kidnap him and it is up to Madame Souza and her faithful dog, Bruno, to rescue him, Soon, their quest takes them to a giant metropolis, called Belleville, where they encounter three eccentric female music hall stars of the 1930s and do battle with the evil French mafia. But can they rescue Champion? A visual treat for young and old alike, this stunning film has captured the imagination of audients the world over with its unique blend of classic animation and razor-sharp wit.
Rather weird and not as good as The Illusionist
- The Triplets of Belleville review by TD
Sylvain Chomet's talent in producing animated films is beyond dispute, and the characters are very well drawn in this film, but I found the plot rather strange and disjointed. If you're going to watch one of Chomet's films - and he is good - then I would recommend "The Illusionist" as being much better.
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