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Mammuth review

Gérard Depardieu heads out on a surreal roadtrip across France...

Belgian filmmakers Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern return with an often surreal road movie, which blends social commentary with deadpan humour.

Serge Pilardosse (an outsized Gérard Depardieu), a retired slaughterhouse worker, heads out on his motorbike to track down non-paying former employers.

It’s a vividly shot tale of bizarre encounters, in which our hero is haunted by a ghost (Isabelle Adjani) and inspired by his oddball niece (Miss Ming).

There aren’t as many belly laughs as in the directors’ Louise-Michel but Depardieu brings a touching vulnerability to Serge.

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