Avida (2006)






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In this bizarre surrealist comedy from France, a handful of oddball characters live in world where people heap strange forms of abuse on animals -- dwarves stage bullfights with rhinos, zoos open restaurants where the privileged can dine on the animals on display, and the wealthy lock themselves into their mansion with the angry pit bulls trained to protect them. In the midst of such madness, a stocky animal handler (Gustave Kervern) who can neither hear nor speak falls in with a pair of … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern
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On DVD: Apr 29, 2008
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Much brainier than a John Waters opus, Avida eructs with deadpan hilarity through a series of nonsequential comic set pieces.

May 26, 2006
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Somewhere between Monty Python, Jacques Tati and a slideshow of New Yorker cartoons, this critique of life's cruel inconsistency confirms the French co-directors' gift for reinterpreting surrealism in a humorously modern key.

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