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IP5: The Island of Pachyderms

IP5: The Island of Pachyderms

A Feature film by Jean-Jacques Beineix

Produced by Gaumont, Cargo Films

Release in France : 12/06/1992


    Tony and Jockey are driving across France with some thirty luminous garden dwarfs - the make-believe symbols of a certain suburban France - in the back of their van. Tony is a younger tagger whose dream is to one day "tag" a Concorde jet or the Eiffel Tower. Jockey's ambitions are humbler, he longs to see snow. But their trip is cut short when Tony is overcome by the irresistable urge to give up the van and the dwarfs to return to Toulouse and Gloria, the nurse he'd met the night before and fallen madly in love with. That night Tony and Jockey steal a car. The only problem is that an old man is sleeping in the back seat. Leon Marcel is a traveler who criss-crosses France with a pack on his back and a rusty old lüger with two bullets in the chamber. Who are the bullets for ? What is he looking for ?

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    Production and distribution (3)

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    Gaumont, Cargo Films

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    Full credits (21)

    Executive Producers :

    Jean-Jacques Beineix, Nicolas Seydoux, Alain Poiré

    Adaptation :

    Jean-Jacques Beineix, Jacques Forgeas

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-François Robin

    Sound Assistant :

    Xavier Griette

    Production Manager :

    Jérôme Chalou

    Editor :

    Joëlle Hache

    Assistant editors :

    Katya Chelli, Maryline Monthieux, Clara Ott

    Production Designer :

    Dan Weil

    Foley artist :

    Pascal Chauvin

    Costume designer :

    Emmanuelle Steunou

    Still Photographer :

    Laura Resen

    Assistant Director :

    Pierre Minot

    Screenwriter :

    Jacques Forgeas

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Befve

    Assistant Operators :

    Nathalie Chassang, Germain Desmoulins

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Gabrielle Mairesse

    Sound Editor :

    Jean Gargonne

    Continuity supervisor :

    Bénédicte Kermadec

    Music Composer :

    Gabriel Yared

    Casting :

    Gérard Moulevrier

    Sound mixers :

    Jean Gargonne, Dominique Hennequin

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    Feature film

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    Ageing, Fraud, Friendship

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 59 min

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    Dolby A

    Posters (1)


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