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An English girl and an Indian elephant, born on the same day, share a common destiny.

Director:

Alejandro Jodorowsky (as Alexandro Jodorowsky)

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Reginald Campbell (novel), Nicholas Niciphor (scenario & adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cyrielle Clair ... Elise
Anton Diffring ... John Morrison
Serge Merlin Serge Merlin ... Greyson
Christopher Mitchum ... Richard Cairn
Michel Peyrelon Michel Peyrelon ... Shakley
Sukumar Anhana Sukumar Anhana ... The Maharajah
B. Chandrasherkhra B. Chandrasherkhra ... Deepak
Oriole Henry Oriole Henry ... Elise at Age 5
Andy Jenny Andy Jenny ... The Reverend
Krake Krake ... The Maharand
C.S. Lalitha C.S. Lalitha ... The Indian Girl
Lalitha Lalitha ... The Musician
Nadar Nadar ... The Sage
B.N.K. Nagaraj B.N.K. Nagaraj ... Samadhi
Retha Retha ... The Nurse
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An English girl and an Indian elephant, born on the same day, share a common destiny.

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

26 November 1980 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Kiel See more »

Filming Locations:

India See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Yang Films,Les Films 21 See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Not great, but not a complete waste
28 November 2001 | by apuleius15See all my reviews

This and The Rainbow Thief are the two films that are always mentioned as Jodorowsky duds. While I agree that neither of them have anything close to what you can see in his masterpieces (I like Holy Mountain the best, and it's definitely the weirdest one, although Santa Sangre might objectively be considered his "best" film)I feel that both are still worth watching, because they are still Jodorowsky films even if everything is a bit diluted from what it could have been. What can be said in favor of this elephant "panic fable"? Tusk still contains some of the bizarre energy that marks J's work, and has some very odd music throughout. The strangest scene is a trippy day-for-night chase and elephant vs. elephant battle, complete with crazy 70's synthesizer rock a la Styx(!) Only for a Jodorowsky completist, perhaps, but we are quite the bunch.


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