Les Triplettes de Belleville Poster

Release Date: 2003

PG-13|1 hr 22 min

Plot Summary
This animated film follows elderly Frenchwoman Madame Souza as she becomes involved in international intrigue when her grandson, Champion, a professional cyclist, is kidnapped and taken abroad. Joined by her faithful dog, Bruno, Souza embarks on a journey to find Champion, and stumbles across unlikely allies in the form of three sisters who are veterans of the vaudeville stage. Tracking down Champion's criminal captors, the quartet of old women use their wits to try and win the day.

Cast: Jean-Claude Donda, Michel Robin, Monica Viegas, Michèle Caucheteux, Mari-Lou Gauthier, Béatrice Bonifassi, Lina Boudreau, Charles Linton

Director: Sylvain Chomet

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: BBC

Keywords: Friendship, France, Underdog, Amusing, Rescue, Playful, Creative

Ratings & Reviews

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  • With a bit of Tintin and Tati, Charlie Chaplin and Wallace and Gromit echoing in the pacing and comic sensibility, Triplets of Belleville conjures up a world that's totally surprising and sublime. show more

  • A single seeing isn't enough to take in the eccentric marvels of The Triplets of Belleville, an animated feature by Sylvain Chomet that creates a visual language all its own.

  • Children may enjoy it, aside from the youngest, who might find it too weird for comfort. Its main audience is adults, though. And not just any adults, but those in the mood for venturesome fare that's both surreal and hilarious. show more

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Nominated Animated Feature Film
Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)