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Attila Marcel is a 2013 French comedy film written and directed by Sylvain Chomet.

Attila Marcel
Film poster
Directed bySylvain Chomet
Produced byChris Bolzli
Claudie Ossard
Written bySylvain Chomet
StarringGuillaume Gouix
Anne Le Ny
Bernadette Lafont
Hélène Vincent
CinematographyAntoine Roch
Edited bySimon Jacquet
Distributed byPathé
Release date
  • 6 September 2013 (2013-09-06) (TIFF)
  • 30 October 2013 (2013-10-30) (France)
Running time
106 minutes
Budget$6.7 million
Box office$1.2 million[1]




The film was produced through Eurowide Film Production. The budget was 6,7 million euro. Filming took place in the Paris area from mid-July 2012 and lasted 46 days.[2]


The film premiered in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.[3] It was released in France by Pathé Distribution on 30 October 2013. It had 43,645 admissions in France.[4]


Attila Marcel has been met with mixed critical response from the French press with Le Parisien scoring it 5/5 whilst the influential Cahiers du cinéma scored it 1/5. Collating press reviews French online film site Allocine reports an average press critic score of 3.2/5 within France.[5]

Boyd van Hoeij of The Hollywood Reporter wrote: "Both tonally and esthetically, the film's clearly a new twig on the family tree that started somewhere before Jacques Tati and branched out to include works from such noted French-language filmmakers as Jacques Demy, Jaco Van Dormael, Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Michel Gondry. With its eye-popping production and costume design; its heavily vintage-leaning musical arrangements (co-composed by Chomet); characters breaking out into song and its constant oscillation between wondrous joy and heartfelt melancholy, Marcel fits right in and should be able to drum up significant interest on home turf." Hoeij continued: "Carlos Conti's production design feels whimsical but organic and is completely in synch with Olivier Beriot's costume design. ... The score and songs (most of them explicitly composed for the film) also evoke times past."[6]


  1. ^ JP. "Attila Marcel (2013)- JPBox-Office". Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  2. ^ Lemercier, Fabien (11 September 2012). "Attila Marcel: Sylvain Chomet's new world". Cineuropa. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Attila Marcel". TIFF. Archived from the original on 8 August 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Attila Marcel". AlloCiné (in French). Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Attila Marcel". "Press Reception". Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  6. ^ Hoeij, Boyd van (13 September 2013). "Attila Marcel: Toronto Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 8 July 2015.

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