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Avida (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 13 September 2006 (France)
The kidnapping of a plump billionaire's dog by a deaf-mute and 2 ketamine addicts goes wrong. The wealthy woman takes advantage of the situation to make them fullfil her last wishes.

Directors:

Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern (as Gustave de Kervern)

Writers:

Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern (as Gustave de Kervern)
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Credited cast:
Anselme Anselme ... Le chanteur de faïence
Fernando Arrabal ... Le picador suicidaire
Anne Benett Anne Benett ... La nounou distraite
Beu Beu ... L'enfant
Jean-Claude Carrière ... Le riche paranoîaque
Claude Chabrol ... Le zoophile débonnaire
Marie-Françoise Comble Marie-Françoise Comble ... La coupeuse de langue
Julie Conte Julie Conte ... La belle jeune fille
Velvet D'Amour ... Avida (as Velvet)
Robert Dehoux Robert Dehoux ... L'armoire qui parle
Benoît Delépine ... L'homme à la tete de scotch
Albert Dupontel ... Le garde du corps maladroit
Emlesma Emlesma ... Le dieu de la fondue
Emma1212 Emma1212 ... L'embrassée résistante
Rémo Forlani Rémo Forlani ... L'inquiétant directeur
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The kidnapping of a plump billionaire's dog by a deaf-mute and 2 ketamine addicts goes wrong. The wealthy woman takes advantage of the situation to make them fullfil her last wishes. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

France

Language:

English | Spanish | French

Release Date:

13 September 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Авида See more »

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The title "Avida" is inspired by the nickname André Breton gave to 'Salvador Dali', "Avida Dollars" which actually is the anagram of the painter's name. See more »

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Featured in Delépine/Kervern - Échappements libres (2016) See more »

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Don't be misled by people trying to tell you not to be misled by festival booklets
16 March 2008 | by missingtthSee all my reviews

This film is brilliant - but there will be a fair share of naysayers who will criticize the film for ridiculous reasons. The fact is that AVIDA is extremely creative and progressive film-making and might actually make you think about society at large, the symbols that flow throughout - religious or social - and a bunch of other ideas that certain authorities would rather have you ignorant of.

This is one of those films, like Jodorowsky's HOLY MOUNTAIN, that is shat on in the year of its release but inevitably becomes a cult classic and will be loved by generations to come. It's just that it takes balls to put yourself behind this film and espouse its charms. Something that very few critics, most of whom are coerced by the mediocrity of popular opinion, rarely do these days.

See it if you can.


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