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IP5: L'île aux pachydermes (1992)

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

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Colette Renard ...
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Emile
Georges Staquet ...
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Arlette Didier ...
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La Force
Olivier Barret ...
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Carole Richert ...
Sophia
Jane Hugon ...
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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)  »

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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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Worthy Of A New Theatrical Release!
15 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

I saw this at the 1991 Seattle film fest and never heard of it being in cinemas in the US. I should think it would do very well even now. Imagine getting the whole graffiti artist, skater crowd to come to see a French film! They would. Even the title would attract a lot of the hip-hop culture, IP5, sounds pretty contemporary to me! Build it and they will indeed come.

Wonderful film: the production design, dialog, the cinematography & casting are all very, very good. Perhaps this film toured the American college film program circuit in 16mm, not sure. This film really needs to be on DVD so that more people can see it. I imagine the politics & money thing are the reasons it didn't make the natural leap from VHS to DVD.


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