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13 September 2006 (France) See more »
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Anselme ... Le chanteur de faïence

Fernando Arrabal ... Le picador suicidaire
Anne Benett ... La nounou distraite
Beu ... L'enfant

Jean-Claude Carrière ... Le riche paranoîaque

Claude Chabrol ... Le zoophile débonnaire
Marie-Françoise Comble ... La coupeuse de langue
Julie Conte ... La belle jeune fille

Velvet D'Amour ... Avida (as Velvet)
Robert Dehoux ... L'armoire qui parle

Benoît Delépine ... L'homme à la tete de scotch

Albert Dupontel ... Le garde du corps maladroit
Emlesma ... Le dieu de la fondue
Emma1212 ... L'embrassée résistante
Rémo Forlani ... L'inquiétant directeur
Jean-Pierre Galland ... Le survivant
Benoît Jaubert ... L'homme caché
Pierre Jean ... Le tatoué ténébreux

Mathieu Kassovitz ... Le producteur chanceux

Gustave Kervern ... Le captif sourd muet (as Gustave de Kervern)
Remy Kolpa ... Le petit homme en traineau (as Rémy Kolpa-Kopoul)
Jo L'Indien ... L'ermite goguenard

Bouli Lanners ... Le collectionneur d'animaux
Elisa Larrière ... L'infirmière diaphane
Janet Latimer ... La mère triste
Frédéric Legay ... L'amoureux casqué
Luz ... L'embrasseur fougueux
Alain Magnan ... Le pourvoyeur d'esclaves
Martin ... Le drogué avide
Eric Martin

Kati Outinen ... La femme à la bonbonne d'eau
Ritier ... Le compagnon de l'alambic
Rémi ... Le père fier
Julie Sadeg ... L'autre belle jeune fille
Christophe Salengro ... Le guide chancelant
Sanseverino ... Le captif chantant (as Stéphane Sanseverino)
Tonton ... Albert l'ivrogne libéré
Rokia Traoré ... La chanteuse bienveillante
Philippe Vuillemin ... Le taxidermiste incompris

Directed by
Benoît Delépine 
Gustave Kervern  (as Gustave de Kervern)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Benoît Delépine 
Gustave Kervern  (as Gustave de Kervern)

Produced by
Benoît Jaubert .... producer
Mathieu Kassovitz .... producer
Elisa Larrière .... supervising producer
Cinematography by
Hugues Poulain 
Film Editing by
Stéphane Elmadjian 
Production Design by
Alain Juteau 
Production Management
Géraldine Bastien .... assistant unit manager
Anne Bennet .... production manager
Loïc Jouanjan .... unit manager
Elisa Larrière .... post-production supervisor
Nicolas Soulier .... unit manager: second unit
Art Department
Jackie Delevoye .... assistant property master
Philippe Hournon .... production designer: second unit
Sound Department
Régis Boussin .... boom operator
Gregoire Couzinier .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas Couzinier .... sound editor
Guillaume Le Bras .... sound
Bruno Porret .... assistant sound editor
François Sempé .... sound: second unit
Camera and Electrical Department
Julie Conte .... first assistant camera
Michel Foropon .... gaffer
Aurélien Patient .... assistant camera: second unit
Other crew
Dodo Avrel .... accessorist
Xavier Barbereau .... production accountant
Guillaume Colboc .... production assistant
Karima Hadjerioua .... production assistant
Stephane Lieser .... lawyer
Julie Sadeg .... production secretary

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France:83 min
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12 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Neverending nonsense., 10 October 2006
Author: Daniel Sobral from Portugal

Avida is a game of words mingling life and eagerness, but I personally think this movie was overblown by its ambition and does not make justice to its title. It gathers a set of awkward characters united by unbelievable links. Furthermore, the way everything is connected at the end is, in my opinion, a bit pathetic. What remains of it was a set of images... an interesting one, but not enough to make this a good movie.

I believe this film is supposed to be a comedy, but I surely didn't noticed! The nonsense and caricatural nature of the movie is actually the only good thing about it, but when it drags on an on and on it becomes no longer bearable. I have to say I fought hard to continue seeing it until the end, and I am still not sure it was worth it...

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