This animated film follows elderly Frenchwoman Madame Souza as she becomes involved in international intrigue when her grandson, Champion, a professional cyclist, is kidnapped and taken abroad. Directed by Sylvain Chomet.
It is the 1960s in France, and a young child called Champion lives with his grandmother, Madame Souza, fantasising of winning the Tour de France. But before he participates, he is abducted by the Mafia and taken to Belleville where his cycling skills are exploited. Madame Souza strategies to save Champion with the help of 1930s jazz trio, The Triplets of Belleville and her faithful dog, Bruno.