January 28th, 2004

spinster flick

SAS recommended movie:


Writer/director Sylvain Chomet uses animation to tell the fanciful tale
of Champion, a lonely little boy who is never happier than on a bicycle.
His grandmother, Madame Souza, puts him through a rigorous training
process and soon the boy enters the world-famous Tour de France. When
two mysterious men kidnap Champion during the tour, Madame Souza and her
dog Bruno set out to rescue him. Their long journey leads to the
renowned "Triplets of Belleville," three eccentric female music-hall
stars from the '30s who agree to help recover the boy.

Visit the official web site and view the preview at

There was very little dialogue and the scenes with the three old spinster ladies are great. Personal favorite- the floppy waiter. You'll see what I mean. If you get a chance it really is worth it.