Les Triplettes de Belleville

NOW ONLY AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX DVD. The Triplets of Belleville is a unique animated production that is not only delightfully charming, but also possesses a premise that is a tad unsettling, and an animation that's a bit twisted. 
There is so much going on in these 78 minutes, including but not limited to, the French mafia, kidnapping, female doo- woo groups, and most importantly, the strength and heroic love of grandmothers.
Poor young Champion's parents die when he's just a boy, and his grandmother is unwavering in getting him out of his melancholy, but with little success. She even gets him a puppy, which becomes a heart-warming mascot for the film. Finally, Champion finds his new passion and remedy: cycling. That is where the adventure begins. 

Sylvain chomet's playful commentary on retro French culture surrounding his heartfelt and tender story is a success for Netflix! Bon week-end!

Nicole Eicholtz