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The Brice Man (2005)
"Brice de Nice" (original title)

 |  Comedy  |  6 April 2005 (France)
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A wannabe surfer parties on the French Riviera while awaiting the perfect wave.

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Marius Lacaille, dit Marius de Fréjus
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Jeanne
Bruno Salomone ...
Igor d'Hossegor
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Chantal la sirène / Alice de Nice
François Chattot ...
Monsieur, le père de Brice
Mathias Mlekuz ...
Eudes, l'avocat
Patrick Ligardes ...
Jean-Marie Guitera, le banquier
Isabelle Caubère ...
Josie
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Marjorie
Antoine Duléry ...
Micky, la légende
Jérémie Quaegebeur ...
Victor d'Hossegor
Didier Menin ...
Le patron du restaurant
Xavier Boiffier ...
Mario, le serveur
Alexandra Fleischer ...
Catherine, l'infirmière
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Brice, a motherless super rich 30-year-old teenager fancies himself a trendy surfer. Only he never stepped out of Nice where the sea remains desperately calm and flat. Brice awaits a giant wave like the one he knows happened in 1979. In the meantime, what he lacks in technique he successfully hides and compensates in style. Yellow T-shirt, yellow hair, yellow parties, he created his own little world where he "axes" people. One morning, his father is sent to jail and "Brice from Nice" is left penniless. He first decides to find out about that thing called "work" (one of his friends does it) at a local restaurant, but then decides robbing a bank is way easier. While escaping after a failed attempt, he meets Marius who needs money for foot surgery. His new best buddy has an idea how to get it: all it takes is for Brice to win the $100,000 prize at the "world underground surf cup". It would "completely" help if Brice had surfed at least once in his life. Written by Greg Philip <greg_philip@hotmail.com>

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Brice: Um Surfista Muito Louco  »

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Budget:

€5,340,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,576,351 (France) (8 April 2005)

Gross:

$29,292,393 (Europe) (10 June 2005)
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Quotes

Brice Agostini, dit Brice de Nice: [into the microphone] Birdie num num.
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great fun..,if well prepared
12 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

i found this movie to be excellent. naturally it is absolutely ludicrous and one can argue about the character not being realistic, but then it is a comedy. yet 1) i think it helps quite a lot if one has seen point break and can appreciate the notion of surfing and it being an ideology, a way of life to extract even more fun out of Brice. besides there are plenty of allusions to point break which you will miss or not regard as funny if you have never seen point break.

2) try to watch the movie in french (with subtitles if needed) and not as a synchronized version. i briefly checked out the German dubbing and it was horrible. a lot of the jokes are based on puns etc. and e.g. the "German Brice" came off as having a completely different attitude than the "French Brice"

all in all...a good, fun movie


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