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Mammuth

Director: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern

Country:  France

Year of Production:  2010

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Synopsis

In French comedy MAMMUTH legendary actor Gérard Depardieu shines in his most uninhibited role to date. Cult directors Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern (Louise-Michel, Aaltra) pull out all the stops in this outrageously funny and subversive road movie about one man's attempt to secure his future.

Depardieu plays Serge Piladosse, a recently retired meat factory worker, who must retrieve former employment records in order to claim his full pension. He takes to the road on his classic ‘Mammuth’ motorcycle and embarks on a haphazard trip down memory lane.  With visitations from his ‘lost love’ (Isabelle Adjani) and egged on by his eccentric yet suspicious wife Catherine (Yolande Moreau), Serge faces some difficult truths about his past lives that force him to take a new perspective on life.

A box office hit in France and recipient of three César nominations, MAMMUTH also stands out for what is considered a career-best performance from Gérard Depardieu.

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Cast

Starring:  Gérard Depardieu, Yolande Moreau, Isabelle Adjani

Credits

Director: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern

Writer(s):  Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern

Producers:  Jean-Pierre Guerin, No Money

Editor:  Stéphane Elmadjian

Cinematographer:  Hugues Poulain

Music:  Gaëtan Roussel

Production Details

Country:  France

Year of Production:  2010

Language:  French

Subtitles: 

  • English

Duration:  92 minutes

Shooting gauge:  35mm

Original aspect ratio:  1.85:1

Genre(s): 

  • Black Comedy
  • Drama

Theatrical Release Date:  3rd June 2011

DVD Release Date:  22nd August 2011

Reviews

SIGHT & SOUND

"one of the most tender and moving films to come out of Europe in recent years"

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Geoff Andrew, TIME OUT

"Outrageously funny...quite wonderful"

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Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN

"plenty of laugh-out-loud moments"

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SUNDAY EXPRESS

 

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Jason Solomons, THE GUARDIAN FILM WEEKLY

"I was hooked to the end"

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IRISH TIMES

 

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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, METRO

"A loveable mix of eccentric black comedy, high-spirited slapstick and heart-warming hippiedom"

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VIEW LONDON

"Enjoyably offbeat and frequently hilarious, this is an engaging road movie with a terrific central performance from Gerard Depardieu"

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