This works briliantly. It feels like the universe of films like Delicatessen and The City of Lost Children fighting the "real" world of war economy and Realpolitik. And winning. Jeunet is able to do something amazing. He creates fables for grown ups. We do need to believe, against all the cynism of the world. And it turns out, this is the best antydot for escapism. Dare to dream, looking at the world, like children.