Mammuth (2011)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 32mins.
Genres Comedy, Foreign
Keywords road
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Hugues Poulain Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Gustave Kervern Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Benoît Delépine Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Christophe Valette Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Stephane Elmadjian Editor n/a 172 7000001
Gaetan Roussel Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Guillaume Le Braz Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Florence LaForge Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Paul Chapelle Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Jean-Pierre Guerin Producer n/a 3 3000001
Gustave Kervern Director n/a 2 2000002
Miss Ming Actor Miss Ming 1 1000005
Benoît Poelvoorde Actor the competitor 1 1000004
Isabelle Adjani Actor The Lost Lover 1 1000003
Yolande Moreau Actor Catherine 1 1000002
Blutch Actor pension fund employee 1 1000006
Philippe Nahon Actor director of the retirement home 1 1000007
Benoît Delépine Director n/a 2 2000001
Dick Annegarn Actor the cemetery navvy 1 1000009
Bouli Lanners Actor recruiting agent 1 1000008
Gérard Depardieu Actor Mammuth 1 1000001
As he turns 60, a working-class man takes his retirement. Hard at work since the age of 16, he has never missed a day, never gone sick. When he tries to claim his well-deserved retirement pension, he runs into the implacable wall of bureaucracy. It turns out that several of his former employers have "forgotten" to declare his earnings. To receive full benefits, his only solution  is to go back to them and gather the missing affidavits. Encouraged by his wife, our hero mounts his old motorcycle from the 70s, a Mammuth which gave him his nickname. He returns to the places of his youth, a journey that brings him back into company with former employers, friends, and long-lost family members. On the road, he comes to realize that people have always considered him an uncultivated imbecile. Submerged in doubt, haunted by ghostly appearances of Yasmine, his first love lost in a dramatic motorcycle accident, his quest to recuperate the missing papers, little by little, becomes futile. Salvation comes to him from his young niece, who awakens the happy poet that lies dormant inside him. Instead of aging slowly towards death, Mammuth decides to embrace life with a new beginning.