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Directors: Benoît Delépine, 

Gustave Kervern

Writers: Benoît Delépine, 

Gustave Kervern

Cast: Gérard Depardieu, 

Yolande Moreau, Isabelle Adjani

Duration: 1h 32min

Language: French

Country: France

Cert: 15

Year: 2010

In French comedy MAMMUTH Gérard Depardieu shines in his most uninhibited role to date. Cult directors Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern (Louise-Michel, Aaltra) pull out all the stops in this outrageously funny and subversive road movie about one man's attempt to secure his future.


Depardieu plays Serge Piladosse, a recently retired meat factory worker, who must retrieve former employment records in order to claim his full pension. He takes to the road on his classic ‘Mammuth’ motorcycle and embarks on a haphazard trip down memory lane.  With visitations from his ‘lost love’ (Isabelle Adjani) and egged on by his eccentric yet suspicious wife Catherine (Yolande Moreau), Serge faces some difficult truths about his past lives that force him to take a new perspective on life.


A box office hit in France and recipient of three César nominations, MAMMUTH also stands out for what is considered a career-best performance from Gérard Depardieu.

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In Competition
Berlin International Film Festival 2010
BFI London Film Festival 2010
“outrageously funny... quite wonderful" ★★★★ Time Out
“Mammuth is their best yet... plenty of laugh-out-loud moments" ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“one of the most tender and moving films to come out of Europe in recent years" Sight and Sound
★★★★ The Irish Times
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