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22 December 2011

Depardieu rolls like a retiree in MAMMUTH (review)

Gerard Depardieu (GREEN CARD) plays Serge, a slaughterhouse worker who has retired after ten years.  When he finds out that ten of his previous jobs have failed to claim benefits for his retirement, his wife Catherine (Yolande Moreau, THE PACK) sends him off on his 1973 Mammuth motorbike to retrieve the paperwork from a series of defunct and/or shady businesses.  Along the way, Serge runs into the ghost of a dead lover and reconnects (in disturbingly intimate ways) with his cousin and his grown niece.  Of course, when a hooker steals the cellphone that Catherine gave Serge to stay in touch, Catherine and her best friend grab a shovel and a forty-gallon trash bag and go after her.  Isabelle Adjani (QUEEN MARGOT) and Anna Mougalais (MERCI POUR LE CHOCOLAT) co-star.

REVIEW LINK: Olive Films (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDBeaver)

MAMMUTH DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.83:1 widescreen
  • French Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
  • Burnt-In English Subtitles

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