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FILM DETAILS
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Cast
Gérard Depardieu
Yolande Moreau
Isabelle Adjani
Benoît Poelvoorde.
Directors
Gustave de Kervern
Benoît Delépine.
Screenwriters
Benoît Delépine
Gustave de Kervern.
Running Time
92 minutes

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Mammuth
Depardieu hits the road


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Plot
Retiree Serge Pilardosse (Depardieu) must trek to his last place of employment to get the paperwork that entitles him to a pension. Boarding his trusty old Mammuth motorbike he sets off on a journey that will bring one or two surprises along the way.


Review
Mammuth
Gérard Depardieu is on lively form in Belgian iconoclasts Benoît Delépine and Gustave de Kervern’s entertaining road movie, as a retired casual worker who discovers he can’t qualify for his pension unless he has payment slips from his previous employers. Travelling on his Mammuth motorbike, Depardieu begins to feel like a hirsute dinosaur as he returns to haunts that have changed beyond recognition and rarely for the better. Yolande Moreau as his testy wife, Miss Ming as his eccentric niece and Isabelle Adjani as an old flame provide able support. But Depardieu dominates, as the offbeat humour drifts occasionally into the surreal and poignant. The denouement misfires, but this is an affectionate and anarchic meditation on our inability to stem the inexorable passage of time.


Verdict
A quirky road-trip movie with things to say. A return to form for Depardieu too.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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