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L'iceberg (2005)

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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Lucy Tulugarjuk ...
Nattikuttuk
Fiona Gordon ...
Fiona
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Julien
Philippe Martz ...
René le marin
Thérèse Fichet ...
Fernande
Georges Jore ...
Achille
Louis Lecouvreur ...
Léon
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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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a little strange, makes you go 'what the?'
10 February 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I think this is one of the first Belgium films I've ever seen so I didn't really know what to expect.

Keeping in mind that I saw this in France, in French, with no English subtitles I think I understood well enough the plot. (je parle assez bien francais) Not to give anything away, a 40 something woman who works in a fast food shop gets locked into the shops freezer. From then she experiences I guess what you could call a mid-life crisis.

It's funny, in an offbeat sort of way, there's not a lot of dialog... and i really must insist, if you do happen to find a copy of this film watch it in french with subtitles (i swear you lose so much from films when you watch it in the dubbed version) I'd give it 8 out of ten, because i came out of the cinema with a smile on my face thinking 'what the?' lol


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