IP5: L'Île aux Pachydermes (1992)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Road Movie  |   Run Time - 119 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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In this French adventure, two Parisian street kids embark upon a strange journey to Grenoble in the back of a delivery truck. One of the lads is an adolescent Spanish graffiti artist while the other is an 11-year-old black rapper. Once there, the young boy is delighted to see his first snowfall. The two steal a car and discover an old man sleeping in the back. The boys then discover, that he is not a man at all, but an enigmatic forest spirit who teaches them important lessons about nature and life. This was the last film of classic French actor Yves Montand, who died of heart failure (as did his character in the film) during the shooting in 1991.

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boy, artist, car, child, childbirth, coming-of-age, death, elderly, encounter, forest, France, ghost, graffiti, Hispanic, lessons, nature, rap-music, robbery, snow, strange, street, street-kid, teacher, truck