The kidnapping of a plump billionaire's dog by a deaf-mute and 2 ketamine addicts goes wrong. The wealthy woman takes advantage of the situation to make them fullfil her last wishes.

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La nounou distraite
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Le riche paranoîaque
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La belle jeune fille
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L'armoire qui parle
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The kidnapping of a plump billionaire's dog by a deaf-mute and 2 ketamine addicts goes wrong. The wealthy woman takes advantage of the situation to make them fullfil her last wishes. Written by Anonymous

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The title "Avida" is inspired by the nickname André Breton gave to 'Salvador Dali', "Avida Dollars" which actually is the anagram of the painter's name. See more »

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Don't be misled by people trying to tell you not to be misled by festival booklets
16 March 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This film is brilliant - but there will be a fair share of naysayers who will criticize the film for ridiculous reasons. The fact is that AVIDA is extremely creative and progressive film-making and might actually make you think about society at large, the symbols that flow throughout - religious or social - and a bunch of other ideas that certain authorities would rather have you ignorant of.

This is one of those films, like Jodorowsky's HOLY MOUNTAIN, that is shat on in the year of its release but inevitably becomes a cult classic and will be loved by generations to come. It's just that it takes balls to put yourself behind this film and espouse its charms. Something that very few critics, most of whom are coerced by the mediocrity of popular opinion, rarely do these days.

See it if you can.


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