Friday, 18 February 2011

Triplets of Belleville

If you are the UK and close to a branch of FOPP I urge you to spend £3 and buy The Triplets of Belleville (also known as Belleville Rendezvous).

It's a criminally low sum for such a fun and impressive movie. It's a brilliant animation with virtually no script, but it will pull at your heart strings, make you laugh and stun you with some wonderful images. The music is memorable too. I rate it 9/10.

When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him.


  1. I only saw this film the once, when it was first released. But the memory of the images and music still haunt me.

  2. Yes - in the sense of something that keeps popping up in the memory for no evident reason.

  3. I know what you mean - that scene crossing the ocean is stunning.