Saturday, January 29, 2011

Mammuth (2010)

Mammuth (2010)

Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Gustave de Kervern, Benoît Delépine
Starring: Gerard Depardieu, Yolande Moreau, Isabelle Adjani
Duration: 92 min.
Rating: 6.8/10

Serge Pilardosse hasn’t missed a day’s work in his life. Since he began work at the age of 16, he has never been unemployed, nor has he ever taken a day off through sickness. But on the day of his retirement, having just turned 60, he makes an alarming discovery. Several of his employers have failed to declare his earnings and consequently he will not receive his full pension entitlement. Serge has no option but to take to the road in his 1970s motorbike and track down these negligent employers. 


Mammuth from directors Gustave Kervern and Benoît Delépine, is nominated for best film at the 36th Cesar Awards.  An unusual road movie following one lower class working man's quest for the missing papers he requires in order to receive his rightful pension.  Filled with dark humor, raw realism and great performances by both Gerard Depardieu and Yolande Moreau.     


Moviemonstrosity said...

I'm going to buy it to spice up my french speaking. Oh, and it has Benoît Poelvoorde, my hero :D Our country(Belgium) will soon be on the first place of Worldchampionship "Making a government" As a protest, Poelvoorde said that no one shaves his beard until we have a government. It's two weeks already and i'm beardy ;D
Everybody should watch C'est arrivé près de chez vous (1992)( Man Bites Dog)

And it reminds to this Flemish series:

Suciô Sanchez said...

This sounds good. GD is pretty bankable.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

I agree, I loved Man Bites Dog.

Tsipise said...

J'aime Depardieu. Je ne savais pas qu'il y était un nouveau film avec lui.

When does it play (I'm in Belgium,too)

Nice reviews. I'm following you.

Isaac said...

looks interesting never seen a french film

Das Auto! said...

looks very interesting might have to check it out.. for some reason I'm reminded of Alex Lifeson taking a massive motorcycle trip

Adalmin said...

This movie sounds fucking amazing. Look at that badass dude on his badass bike, pointing badassedly.

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