MAMMUTH

Directed by Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern
US release date: September 30, 2011

MAMMUTH, a poignant and twisted comedy starring Gérard Depardieu, Yolande Moreau and Isabelle Adjani, opens for an exclusive engagement at IFC Center Friday, September 30.

At the age of 60, Serge Pilardosse (Depardieu) is retiring from his job at a slaughterhouse. But when he tries to claim his benefits, he discovers that several of his former employers “forgot” to declare his earnings. The only way he can get the full amount he’s owed is to revisit his old workplaces and gather the missing affidavits. Encouraged by his wife Catherine (Yolande Moreau, Seraphine), he mounts his vintage 1970s motorcycle—the Mammuth that gave him his nickname—and sets off, flummoxed but determined, on a strange journey through central France that will bring him into touch with old friends, family and even his lost first love (Adjani).

Written and directed by Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern (Louise-Michel), the film premiered in competition at the Berlin Film Festival .

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