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Credited cast:
Lucy Tulugarjuk ...
Nattikuttuk
Fiona Gordon ...
Fiona
Dominique Abel ...
Julien
Philippe Martz ...
René le marin
Thérèse Fichet ...
Fernande
Georges Jore ...
Achille
Louis Lecouvreur ...
Léon
Bruno Romy ...
Georges
Lola Hélie ...
Lola
Justine Fernandez ...
Rosalie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joseph Alex ...
Villageois
Madeleine Alex ...
Villageois
Oumar Bangoura ...
Clandestin
Virginie Binard ...
L'employée
Fanny Chausson ...
Douanier
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Fiona, Julien and their two clone-like children live a life appropriate to the robots they have become, in a style-less, cheerless suburb somewhere in the flatlands of French-speaking Europe. Even the simple act of buttering and eating a roll takes on the appearance of an assembly line. When Fiona, who manages a fast-food restaurant, accidentally locks herself in the restaurant's walk-in freezer overnight, her family doesn't even miss her. She realizes how pointless her life has become and runs away; to seek happiness, put her life right again and perhaps to visit the icebergs with which she begins an obsession. On a bus trip to nowhere, she becomes friendly with an older lady, Fernande, who offers Fiona a place to stay and diversion in her seaside community. There, Fiona becomes attracted to René, who owns a small sailboat, and has been a deaf-mute since a fire in which his parents died. In time, the pair embark on a sailing voyage, unknowingly pursued by the persistent Julien, who ... Written by Joe Jurca

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$1,137 (USA) (4 May 2007)

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$18,134 (USA) (13 July 2007)
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Thin pantomimic comedy
5 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A comedy that uses pantomime throughout to tell a story about a woman traumatized after being caught overnight in a freezer. Pantomine can be a fertile ground for slapstick. The movie has a few humorous moments but they are simply not enough to make it worth one's time. Moreover, some of the slapstick is poorly timed, as in the scene with the boat anchor; one can see it coming well before the gag occurs and then the directors unnecessarily milk the situation several more seconds after the laughs have died down.

The most genial thing the directors did was opening with the monologue of Lucy Tulugarjuk. Her endearing and contagious smile is an image that will stay with me for a long time. If only the comedy at the core of the film could have been as satisfying as Lucy's charming grin.


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