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Avida (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 13 September 2006 (France)
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.

Directors:

Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern (as Gustave de Kervern)

Writers:

Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern (as Gustave de Kervern)
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Credited cast:
Anselme Anselme ... Le chanteur de faïence
Fernando Arrabal ... Le picador suicidaire
Anne Benett Anne Benett ... La nounou distraite
Beu Beu ... L'enfant
Jean-Claude Carrière ... Le riche paranoîaque
Claude Chabrol ... Le zoophile débonnaire
Marie-Françoise Comble Marie-Françoise Comble ... La coupeuse de langue
Julie Conte Julie Conte ... La belle jeune fille
Velvet D'Amour ... Avida (as Velvet)
Robert Dehoux Robert Dehoux ... L'armoire qui parle
Benoît Delépine ... L'homme à la tete de scotch
Albert Dupontel ... Le garde du corps maladroit
Emlesma Emlesma ... Le dieu de la fondue
Emma1212 Emma1212 ... L'embrassée résistante
Rémo Forlani Rémo Forlani ... L'inquiétant directeur
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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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Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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France

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English | Spanish | French

Release Date:

13 September 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Авида See more »

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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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Surrealistic meditation on best tracks of European film-making
25 August 2006 | by petar-22See all my reviews

Best artistic film i have seen in years. Incredibly connected to Buñuel/Dali's "An Andalusian Dog" (quoted few other Buñuel's films as well) brings completely fresh vision of surrealism. I saw this film together with a Hollywood actors agent who was completely shocked by the film considering it the act of crime. I had to be easy with comments cause it would make me a criminal as well. There is hilarious scene with Chabrol in the ZOO which rediscovers his tremendous, almost forgotten, acting talent. One of the highlights of the film is wonderful Velvet who makes mythical anti-Venus character so pure and powerful. So, "Avida" is such brilliantly made film, on best tracks of European film-making, which goes straight to film art history with no doubt. I consider Gustave De Kervern and Benoît Delépine saviors of European film art.


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