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Mammuth (2010)

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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Comedy | Drama

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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Uneven
15 January 2011 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

If another user is right and the bike Depardieu is riding in this movie (a Mammuth) is worth a lot of money, you should start wondering what he is on about. But then again, I don't think it matters that much, because it is about a system and its flaws. And while it mixes funny situations with very serious matters, it does not get the combination of them both does not always work in favor of the movie.

Still Depardieu tries hard and there are quite a few good scenes, with very good points. Like when Depardieus character tries to "communicate" with a service over a phone. The pacing seemed to be a problem too (all over the place). But then again, there are a lot of people who liked it as it is. It kind of reminded me of the movie "Broken Flowers". Though I think this one is (a little bit) better


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