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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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Jean-Philippe Toussaint (as Ala Patinoire)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Novembre Tom Novembre ... Director
Mireille Perrier Mireille Perrier ... Assistant
Dolores Chaplin ... Actress
Marie-France Pisier ... Producer
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Ice Rink's Manager
Gilbert Melki ... Stand in of the Actress
Bruce Campbell ... Actor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arunas Aleinikovas Arunas Aleinikovas ... Hockey Player
Pierre Belot Pierre Belot ... Banker
Aleksiejus Budvytis Aleksiejus Budvytis ... Hockey Player
Ilya Claisse Ilya Claisse ... Jockey
Michel D'Oz Michel D'Oz ... Furniture Remover #1
Antanas Daugirdas Antanas Daugirdas ... Hockey Player
Paolo De Vita Paolo De Vita ... Italian Festival Manager Assistant
Jean-Marc Declercq 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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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

France | Italy | Belgium

Language:

French | Lithuanian | Italian | English

Release Date:

17 February 1999 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ice Rink See more »

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Budget:

FRF 25,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Slapshot slapstick fails to take a pratfall
24 April 1999 | by Lemon-3See 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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