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The Ice Rink (1998)

La patinoire (original title)
A film director tries to cope with his frantic producer, too-amorous actors, and a disaster-prone crew as he rushes to get his deeply symbolic hockey movie "Dolores" done in time for the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Novembre ...
Director
Mireille Perrier ...
Assistant
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Producer
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Ice Rink's Manager
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arunas Aleinikovas ...
Hockey Player
Pierre Belot ...
Banker
Aleksiejus Budvytis ...
Hockey Player
Ilya Claisse ...
Jockey
Michel D'Oz ...
Furniture Remover #1
Antanas Daugirdas ...
Hockey Player
Paolo De Vita ...
Italian Festival Manager Assistant
Jean-Marc Declercq ...
Referer
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A film director tries to cope with his frantic producer, too-amorous actors, and a disaster-prone crew as he rushes to get his deeply symbolic hockey movie "Dolores" done in time for the Venice Film Festival. Written by Ryan Godfrey <rgodfrey@sas.upenn.edu>

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17 February 1999 (Belgium)  »

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The Ice Rink  »

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FRF 25,000,000 (estimated)
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Slapshot slapstick fails to take a pratfall
24 April 1999 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

A moderately amusing French comedy about an ice hockey movie being made on an ice rink. Most of the humor is of the falling-over variety and the characters are all stereotypes. There are far too many jokes about slipping on ice. Toussaint tries hard to work the film-within-a-film idea (the film crew also has a TV crew making a documentary of the movie at the same time). There is one totally gratuitous sex scene thrown in for good measure. It has a few inspired moments but on the whole it's a good idea stretched out too long.


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