April and the Extraordinary World

Synopsis: In 1941, the world is radically different from the one we know from history books. Geopolitics has developed strangely: Napoleon V rules France and, for the last 70 years, scholars have been mysteriously disappearing, depriving mankind of their inventions. Without radio, television, electricity, aviation, and the combustion engine, the world is mired in outdated technology, dozing in the previous century's knowhow dominated by coal and steam. In this bizarre universe, Avril (Marion Cotillard), a teenage girl, Darwin (Philippe Katerine), her talking cat, Pops (Jean Rochefort), her grandfather, and Julius (Marc-André Grondin), a young scoundrel and police informer, go off in search of Avril's parents, two of the missing scientists. The quartet will face many dangers and mysteries in this strange new Rigged World.
Production: GKIDS
  1 win & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

And don't forget,

I want them alive.

You are under arrest

for breaking the law!

All scientists must be

in service to the Empire!

Open up!

The serum! We can't let

them get their hands on it.

Open up!

The escape hatch, quick!


Come on! Quick!


I'll stall them.

I'll meet you at the Steam Mobile!

Go! Get out of here.

Stop! Put your hands up.



I got you!



But... Hands up!


Go on,

stop the boiler.

With my hands in the air,

that might prove to be difficult.

Well then,

let me make it easier.


The boiler!

Aim for the boiler!



Don't move.

We got 'em, don't let 'em get away!

Come back here,

you swine!

You'll pay for this!

I'll head for the station!

It's our only chance.

Annette! April!

Are you all right?

You're not hurt?

Attention, please, Platform 2.

Immediate boarding

for the 1:
47 to Berlin.

Ha! There! Arrest them!

Come on!

In the name of the Empire!

Arrest them! Arrest them!

Arrest them!

Platform 2,

Paris to Berlin is now leaving.

We'd like to

remind our third class passengers

that they are forbidden to

speak to the other passengers.

Thank you.

And have a pleasant journey.

Farewell, Paris.

And Grandpa?

Don't worry.

He's much smarter than the police,

I'm sure

he'll be all right.

Once we're in Berlin we'll

find a way to contact him.

They also have police in Berlin,

you know.

We must hide

the serum.

In the name of the Empire,

stop right there!

Come on.

You dirty swine.

Where are you hiding?



Whoa, ah, ah!

Annette, quick!

The life baskets!

Come on, close. Close!

Annette, what're you doing?

All right,

I'm coming!

Stop! Don't move!

Ha! Gotcha!

This time

there's no escape.




Mother! Father!

A cable car destroyed!

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