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IP5: L'île aux pachydermes (1992)

 |  Drama  |  12 June 1992 (France)
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Two young robbers meet an old man. The three start traveling together, looking for the same thing.


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Two young robbers meet an old man. The three start traveling together, looking for the same thing.

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12 June 1992 (France)  »

Also Known As:

IP5: The Island of Pachyderms  »

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Star Yves Montand died of cardiac arrest a few days after he had acted out a scene in this movie in which his character also died of cardiac arrest. On his way to the hospital, he said "I know I'm a goner, but it's not serious. I've had a terrific life." See more »

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Beineix is generally in fine form here
11 November 2001 | by (Amherst, MA, USA) – See all my reviews

This beautiful and stimulating movie continues Beineix's orientation towars socially marginal male anti-establishmentarian characters on a romantic quest. The visual lyricism and meditative nature of this film are wonderful, although the plot seems less coherent than in Diva. If you liked that latter film, this is definitely worth seeking out and watching for similar elements, a whiff of contemporary France's multiculturalism and inequality and a deeper sense of longing for romantic or spiritual fulfillment. Beineix can be faulted for keeping the female characters in this film on the level of pure archetype, but this male pseudo-Butch-and-Sundance road movie has humor, keen visuals and variety.

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