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André Caroff (novel)
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Release Date:
2 February 1983 (France) See more »
User Reviews:
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Alain Delon ... Jacques Darnay
François Périer ... Gino Ruggieri

Pierre Mondy ... Rouxel

Anne Parillaud ... Nathalie

Andréa Ferréol ... Sylviane Chabry
Marie-Christine Descouard ... Clarisse
Michel Beaune ... Pierre Mignot
Gérard Hérold ... Sauvat
Jean-François Garreaud ... Pradier

Richard Anconina ... Samatan
Jean-Marc Bataillard
Michel Berreur ... Christian
Michel Bertay ... Le maître d'hôtel chez Ruggieri
Gabriel Briand
Jean-Paul Burot
Philippe Castelli ... Nestor, réceptionniste hôtel Trianon
Françoise Delille
Albert Dray ... Le chauffeur de taxi serviable
Marie Marczack ... L'employée de Mignot
Bénédicte Mathiot
Jacques Pisias ... Lebon
Julien Thomas
Máximo Valverde
Arthur Wilkins

Directed by
Alain Delon 
Robin Davis (uncredited)
Writing credits
André Caroff (novel)

Alain Delon (scenario & adaptation) (as A. Delon) and
Christopher Frank (scenario & adaptation) (as C. Frank)

Christopher Frank (dialogue)

Produced by
Alain Delon .... producer
Pierre Roitfeld .... executive producer
Original Music by
Christian Dorisse 
Cinematography by
Jean Tournier 
Film Editing by
Michel Lewin 
Casting by
Anita Benoist 
Production Design by
Théobald Meurisse 
Set Decoration by
Gérard James 
Makeup Department
Eric Muller .... makeup artist
Pierre Vadé .... hair stylist
Production Management
Antoine Arcos .... production manager
Henri Jaquillard .... production manager
Juliette Toutain .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dominique Brunner .... assistant director
Eric Hubert .... third assistant director
Patrick Jaquillard .... assistant director
Patrick Meunier .... assistant director: second unit
Bernard Stora .... second unit director
Art Department
Patrick Briau .... property master
Gilbert Piéri .... property master
Sound Department
Vincent Arnardi .... sound mix technician
Michel Desrois .... sound
Gérard Le Du .... sound editor (as Gérard Le Dû)
Dominique Levert .... sound assistant
André Naudin .... foley artist
Jean Nény .... sound mixer
Claude Carliez .... stunt coordinator (as équipe Claude Carliez)
Rémy Julienne .... stunt coordinator (as équipe Rémy Julienne)
Raymond Touroul .... stunt double driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Claude Bourgoin .... camera operator
Angelo Chinosi .... grip
Jean-Claude Gaillard .... first assistant camera
Patrick Godaert .... second assistant camera
Victor Rodrigue .... still photographer
Michel Strasser .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andree Demarez .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Martine Boullier .... assistant editor
Anne-Marie Hue .... trainee
Music Department
Michel Colombier .... music supervisor
Other crew
Andrée Caroujat .... production administrator
Jany Dubreuilh .... production secretary
Michel Ginfray .... press attache
Catherine Prévert .... script supervisor
Claudine Strasser .... script supervisor trainee
René Clément .... dedicatee

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Fighter" - , Philippines (English title)
"Ice" - USA (video title)
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121 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Who's got the ice?, 16 February 2010
Author: Bob Taylor ( from Canada

Alain Delon turns in a stylish caper film here, one that could have come from René Clément's script drawer. I liked the intimate tone of the story, the way François Périer almost adopts Delon as his son, even giving him his mistress, Anne Parillaud. There is not much in the way of violence, which suits me fine.

The performances are generally good. Périer is oily and treacherous as Ruggeri, the club owner, Pierre Mondy has an easy time with the detective role, and Anne Parillaud is superb as the sexy assistant-turned-mistress. At two hours, though, the film is a bit long.

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