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Mammuth

4.9
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Original title
Mammuth
Year
Running time
90 min.
Country
France France
Director
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Screenwriter
Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern
Cinematography
Hugues Poulain
Cast
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Producer
arte France Cinéma / GMT Productions / No Money Productions / DD Productions / Monkey Pack Films / Canal+ / CinéCinéma
Genre
Comedy. Drama | Road Movie
Synopsis / Plot
Mammuth (Gérard Depardieu), a slaughterhouse worker, heavy and reticent, has just turned sixty and his colleagues have organised a farewell party to celebrate his retirement. The man began his working life at the age of sixteen; he has never lost a job, or been off sick. But then he discovers in an interview at the works’ pension fund that, during the course of his chaotic working life, no fewer than six of his employers have ‘forgotten’ to register his earnings. If he is to receive his pension he will have to furnish the necessary proof of employment. Egged on by his wife, the protagonist climbs onto his old seventies ‘Mammoth’ motorbike that has earned him his nickname, and returns to the places of his youth. His journey puts him in touch with former workmates, old friends and long-lost relatives. Gradually, he begins to realise that, back then, everyone used to think of him as an idiot, and – what’s worse – still do.
Awards
2010: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection
2010: Cesar Awards: 3 Nominations, including Best Film
2010: Gijon Film Festival: Official Selection
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