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IP5: L'île aux pachydermes -- Two Parisian street kids, a Spanish graffiti artist and 11-year-old black rapper, embark upon a strange journey to Grenoble in pursuit of a girl. On the way, they steal a car and discover an old man sleeping in the back, who turns out to be an enigmatic forest spirit who teaches them important lessons about nature and life. This was the last film of classic French actor Yves Montand and also stars Olivier Martinez ("Unfaithful").


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Jacques Forgeas (original scenario)
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Release Date:
12 June 1992 (France) See more »
Two young robbers meet an old man. The three start traveling together, looking for the same thing. | Add synopsis »
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Directed by
Jean-Jacques Beineix 
Writing credits
Jacques Forgeas (original scenario)

Jean-Jacques Beineix (adaptation) &
Jacques Forgeas (adaptation)

Produced by
Jean-Jacques Beineix .... producer
Original Music by
Gabriel Yared 
Cinematography by
Jean-François Robin 
Film Editing by
Joëlle Hache 
Casting by
Gérard Moulévrier 
Production Design by
Dan Weil 
Set Decoration by
Ambre Fernandez 
Costume Design by
Emmanuelle Steunou 
Makeup Department
Antoine .... hair stylist
Judith Gayo .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jérôme Chalou .... production manager
Philippe Chaussende .... unit manager: Pyrénées
Frédérick Coutant .... assistant unit manager
Marc Guidetti .... assistant unit manager: Pyrénées
Yann Le Neures .... apprentice unit manager
Gilles Radenac .... apprentice unit manager
Coralie Roy .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Martine Bernath .... assistant director
Pierre Minot .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jean-Paul Arnaudet .... construction coordinator
Xavier Buffin .... painter: decorations
Bruno de Dieuleveut .... storyboard artist
Patrice Fasola .... on-set painter
Isabelle Filleul de Brohy .... set dresser
Jean-Claude Frequin .... key carpenter
Jean-Pierre Gaillot .... swing gang
Delphine Garnier .... graphic artist
Christian Gazio .... property master
Henri Jorand .... on-set painter
François Lallier .... swing gang
Stéphane Le Lièvre .... painter: decorations
Cyrille Perron .... key painter
Christine Rey .... upholsterer
Nicolas Richez .... first assistant decorator
Nathalie Sarret .... painter: decorations
Dan Weil .... set designer
Sound Department
Pierre Befve .... sound
Pascal Chauvin .... foley artist
Gérard de Lagarde .... sound effects
Pascal Dedeye .... assistant foley artist
Michel Filippi .... foley editor
Jean Gargonne .... sound
Xavier Griette .... boom operator
Dominique Hennequin .... sound
Michel Kharat .... foley boom operator
Joël Rangon .... assistant sound mixer
Special Effects by
Georges Demétrau .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Guy Canu .... key grip
Thierry Canu .... additional grip
Isabelle Casez .... third assistant camera
Nathalie Chassang .... second assistant camera
Ariane Damain .... third assistant camera
Pierre Darmont .... additional electrician
Olivier de Pessemier .... electrician
Germain Desmoulins .... first assistant camera
Laurent Duquesnoy .... grip
Michel Gonckel .... gaffer
Rodolphe Gonckel .... additional electrician
Guy Guermouth .... best boy gaffer
Claude Pillas .... grip
Marcel Renult .... grip
Laura Resen .... still photographer
Alain Tanguy .... additional electrician
Michel Védié .... electrician
Michel Zabreski .... crane operator: Louma crane
Casting Department
Pascale Béraud .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chantal Glasman .... costumer
Editorial Department
Katya Chelli .... assistant editor
Patrick Crucy .... color timer
Maryline Monthieux .... assistant editor
Clara Ott .... assistant editor
Valérie Pasteau .... apprentice editor
Christian Phan-Trong-Tuan .... apprentice editor (as Christian Phan)
Pascale Santonja .... apprentice editor
Morgane Spacagna .... assistant editor (as Morganne Spacagna)
Anne Vatinel .... apprentice editor
Music Department
Denis Brandon .... musician: jodler
Jean-Claude Dubois .... orchestra director
Christophe Guiot .... score unit manager
Mohamed Larbi .... oriental music director
Hervé Le Coz .... musician
Hervé Le Coz .... score engineer
Guy Maxens .... ballroom orchestra director
Jean-Louis Mongin .... country music director
Georges Rodi .... musician
Gabriel Yared .... musician
Transportation Department
Georges Dognon .... production driver
Other crew
Virginie Amet .... production assistant
Jean-Patrick Barrué .... technical supervisor
Rémy Boudet .... apprentice director
Nadine Chaussonnière .... location scout
Nicole Cobac .... production administrator
Marie-Laure Compain .... production secretary
Bruno Delbonnel .... Pyrénées team
Darco 'FBI' Geller .... consultant: graphics
Catherine Harleux .... Pyrénées team
Michel Karyo .... stage manager
Bénédicte Kermadec .... script supervisor
Deden Krouchi .... location manager
Nadine Lermite .... coach sekkou
Sylvie Leroux .... documentation tag
Gabrielle Mairesse .... press attache
Christophe Messaoudi .... rain effects
Arnaud Rabier .... tag advisor
Crew believed to be complete

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119 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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"I.P." are also the initials of actress Isabelle Pasco, director's girlfriend at the time. "5" stands for the movie being the director's fifth one.See more »


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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful, 29 October 2003
Author: nicoteenager from Helsinki

I saw this film years ago when it was first released and fell madly in love with it. Now over 10 years later I just have to say what a beautiful film it is... still.

Watch this film, life really is too short not to.

Why this movie doesn't exist on DVD stuns me, my 9 year old VHS copy is slowly dying out. Yves Montand could not have left a better swan song.

Just beautiful.

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