Michel Gondry’s Microbe & Gasoline Trailer


After directing the big budget bomb that was Seth Rogen’s The Green Hornet, Michel Gondry has gone back to his roots to focus on the smaller, more intimate (but still playful) films that he is best known for. In some ways, it feels like he has almost fallen off the map as movies like The We and the I and Mood Indigo barely got a release in North America at all. Now his latest film is about to hit theatres stateside and it is quietly earning some of his best reviews since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Microbe & Gasoline revolves around two misfit teenagers who build their own car to take a summer road trip across France. Of course, this being a Michel Gondry film, their car is essentially a house on wheels built out of an old bed. Sold! Microbe & Gasoline hits select theatres on July 1st; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

  • Josh

    Never understood all the hate for The Green Hornet.

  • Adam Cuttler

    I just saw this at San Francisco Int’l and can say that unlike Moon Indigo, and Eternal Sunshine, this one is very subdued and doesn’t indulge in typical Gondry arts and crafts aesthetics. In fact, the car is the only handmade prop. Personally, I think this is Gondy’s best and most mature work to date.

  • Tommy

    Lame that they dropped Ça Plane Pour Moi for the American trailer.