“Have you messed up your life? We’ll help you put an end to it!” This is the slogan of the Tuvache family, who own the most sinister business in town: the suicide shop. Mishima, Lucrezia and their two teenage children, Marilyn and Vincent, welcome society’s most forlorn outcasts to their shop of horrors. The company thrives on sadness and despair until the birth of Alan, a bundle of joy who turns the gloomy world of this black comedy inside out. Patrice Leconte, an icon of French cinema, has over 40 films to his name (Les Bronzés, The Hairdresser’s Husband, Monsieur Hire). This is his first foray into the world of 3D animation, with an adaptation of Jean Teule’s novel of the same name. A true opera of terror, the film combines elements of musical comedy with a Tim Burton aesthetic, plunging its characters into increasingly absurd situations. The result is a joyously dark œuvre with exquisite dialogue.