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A retiree battles to obtain his rightfully due pension.

Directors:

Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern (as Gustave de Kervern)

Writers:

Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern (as Gustave de Kervern)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Serge Pilardosse, dit Mammuth
Yolande Moreau ... Catherine Pilardosse
Isabelle Adjani ... L'amour perdu de Serge
Miss Ming ... Solange Pilardosse, la niéce
Benoît Poelvoorde ... Le concurrent
Bouli Lanners ... Le recruteur
Catherine Hosmalin Catherine Hosmalin ... La copine de Catherine
Blutch Blutch ... L'employé de la caisse de retraite
Philippe Nahon ... Le directeur á l'hospice
Anna Mouglalis ... La fausse handicapée
Albert Delpy ... Pierre, le cousin
Bruno Lochet ... Le client au restaurant
Rémy Roubakha Rémy Roubakha ... L'autre client du restaurant
Joseph Dahan Joseph Dahan ... Le troisléme client du restaurant
Gustave Kervern ... L'employé charcuterle
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

Ad Vitam [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

30 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mamut See more »

Filming Locations:

Charente-Maritime, France See more »

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Budget:

€2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Amelie + The Wrestler
17 May 2010 | by aim7sparrowSee all my reviews

Strange and beautiful road movie, and for me that was best role of GD ever. It reminds me about Amelie with it's French beautiful romantic and absurd humor, while grainy filming, "real life" attitude, and Depardieu with long hair remind me of The Wrestler with Mickey Rourke.

If you can imagine how two of them would feel combined, I think you would get this movie as a result.

There was absolutely no weak acting here.

Recommended for people who liked movies like "Pierrot le fou", "Bernie", or anyone who wants to discover french humor - a bit dark, sad, cynical, but still romantic at the same time.


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