Microbe and Gasoline

Microbe and Gasoline 

Two young outcasts build a ramshackle home-on-wheels and embark on an epic road trip across France. Playful coming-of-age adventure by Oscar®-winning director Michel Gondry, starring Amélie's Audrey Tautou.

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This endearing coming-of-age tale may be one of pop auteur Michel Gondry's (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) most playful works of late 

The Hollywood Reporter

A total charmer…immense and heartbreaking…seek this one out 

Little White Lies

Wonderfully touching… A winsomely grounded coming-of-age tale 

Time Out

Packed with off-kilter, ramshackle charm... If this film were a person, you'd want to give it a big hug 

The Guardian

This endearing coming-of-age tale may be one of pop auteur Michel Gondry's (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) most playful works of late 

The Hollywood Reporter

This sweet, sensitive ride is a real treat 


Its accomplishment is its ability to gaze steadily with warmth but minimal sentimentality at the world through unjaded 14-year-old eyes 

New York Times

A wonderfully sincere portrait of two adolescent outsiders determined to pave their own way in the world 


Unravels with an intoxicating unpredictability and humanity 


Engaging... Enchanting 

The Young Folks

This beautiful film accomplishes what seldom few stories can by presenting a tale of youth and friendship and amplifying simple themes 

Paste Magazine

A love letter to friendship... 

Slant Magazine

The laughs are sometimes bigger than expected, and so are the emotions stirred by the bittersweet finale 

Seattle Times

Microbe & Gasoline is a film that understands the importance of reconnecting with the youthful vision of the world most of us abandon 

Entertainment Weekly

Gondry brings a sense of heartfelt nostalgia, pathos and humor 

Los Angeles Times

The heartfelt, personal Microbe & Gasoline may be Gondry's best work since the still incredible Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind  


Charming... It communicates a very specific sense of place and culture, often in a way that seems effortless 

The Wrap

Like the film's home on wheels, should you strip away its roof, the small scale frame would reveal a very large heart 

Film International

What's fresh here is the immediacy of the characters and the moments 


A charming...portrait of an adolescent friendship that finds expression in a quirky road trip.... It's one that's well worth taking 

One Guy's Opinion

The final seconds here, involving a painfully true-seeming separation and an unexpected switch of perspective, are among the loveliest [Gondry] has yet offered to cinema 


An appealingly offbeat and intelligent teen comedy 

Aisle Seat

Gondry has always worn his heart on his sleeve, which remains endearing - especially when he shows that he still has a few more tricks left up it 

Village Voice

Gondry's most deeply felt film since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 


Nominated: Best Music

Lumiere Awards


Nominated: Futurewave Youth Jury Award

Seattle International Film Festival


Official Selection

New York Film Festival


Official Selection

Alliance Française French Film Festival


Official Selection

Cinéfest Oz


Official Selection

San Fransisco Film Festival


Official Selection

Santa Barbara International Film Festival


Type Feature film
Length 105 Minutes
Rating 15
Genres Comedy, Coming of Age
Cast Audrey Tautou, Ange Dargent, Théophile Baquet, Diane Besnier
Writer & Director Michel Gondry
Producer Georges Bermann
Cinematographer Laurent Brunet
Languages English (Subtitles), French
Country of origin France

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