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The Brice Man (2005)

Brice de Nice (original title)
Not Rated | | 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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James Huth

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Karine Angeli, Jean Dujardin (original stage sketch) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Dujardin ... Brice Agostini, dit Brice de Nice
Clovis Cornillac ... Marius Lacaille, dit Marius de Fréjus
Élodie Bouchez ... Jeanne
Bruno Salomone Bruno Salomone ... Igor d'Hossegor
Alexandra Lamy ... Chantal la sirène / Alice de Nice
François Chattot François Chattot ... Monsieur, le père de Brice
Mathias Mlekuz Mathias Mlekuz ... Eudes, l'avocat
Patrick Ligardes Patrick Ligardes ... Jean-Marie Guitera, le banquier
Isabelle Caubère Isabelle Caubère ... Josie
Delphine Chanéac ... Marjorie
Antoine Duléry ... Micky, la légende
Jérémie Quaegebeur Jérémie Quaegebeur ... Victor d'Hossegor
Didier Menin Didier Menin ... Le patron du restaurant
Xavier Boiffier Xavier Boiffier ... Mario, le serveur
Alexandra Fleischer Alexandra Fleischer ... Catherine, l'infirmière
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official Site [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

6 April 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Brice: Um Surfista Muito Louco See more »

Filming Locations:

Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France

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Budget:

EUR5,340,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,026,616
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

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Visa d'exploitation en France : #109670 See more »

Quotes

Brice Agostini, dit Brice de Nice: [into the microphone] Birdie num num.
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Crazy Credits

Dis donc, tu lirais pas "n'importe quoi", toi? Je t'ai KC! [Roughly: You there, aren't you reading "anything" by any chance? I mocked you!] See more »

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References The Little Mermaid (1989) See more »

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Yellow
Written by Bruno Coulais, James Huth, Jean Dujardin & Sonia Shillito
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Fun beginning, falls apart quickly
9 August 2006 | by Maciste_BrotherSee all my reviews

The beginning of BRICE DE NICE is very funny, colorful and lively. It's very ridiculous but that's what makes it so funny. But once the "story" kicks in (father looses his money, Brice needs to find a job and live in the real world), the film falls apart and never recovers. There are a few interesting bits here and there but 80% of the film is almost unwatchable. It's so forced, trite and unfunny that it makes me wonder who created the first 20%.

The concept of BRICE DE NICE is not that different than one of those Saturday Night Live sketches and making a whole movie out of this wacky character was probably overkill when a short film or TV episode would have been sufficient.

I give the beginning an 8 but the rest of the movie a 1...cassé!


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