A retiree battles to obtain his rightfully due pension.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Pilardosse
L'amour perdu de Serge
Miss Ming ...
Solange Pilardosse, la niéce
Le concurrent
Le recruteur
Catherine Hosmalin ...
La copine de Catherine
Blutch ...
L'employé de la caisse de retraite
Le directeur á l'hospice
La fausse handicapée
Pierre, le cousin
Bruno Lochet ...
Le client au restaurant
Rémy Roubakha ...
L'autre client du restaurant
Joseph Dahan ...
Le troisléme client du restaurant
L'employé charcuterle


Serge Pilardosse has just turned 60 and is about to retire from his job in a slaughterhouse. He has always worked from the age of sixteen, never been on sick leave. So, how will this man fill his days? He does not like reading; doing odd jobs about the house is not his cup of tea; shopping is not his passion ... To make matters worse, his wife Catherine, who still works in a supermarket, notices that her husband will not get full retirement benefits since some of his former employers failed to do the requisite paperwork. So off goes Serge, riding his old Munch "Mammut" bike, in search of the missing documents ... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Unlike most any other movie you may see
26 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Perhaps if you're a devoté of what used to be called art-house films this movie might not seem so different to you. Otherwise, it is likely to strike the average mover-goer accustomed to average movies as very strange indeed. Much if the dialogue is delivered in a very dead-pan style. Some of the cinematography, however, is really both very original and very beautiful. These are not introspective characters. They sometimes aggravate us because they don't think about their situation and are constantly astounded by what happens. This leaves them the victim of government bureaucracies that are simply too complicated for them to understand. You are unlikely to identify with these characters. Often you wonder whether to take them as mocking caricatures or sympathetic portraits. Still, the movie almost always held me, which is more than I can say for many more "normal" movies.

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