A wannabe surfer parties on the French Riviera while awaiting the perfect wave.

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James Huth

Writers:

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

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Inspired by comical sketches from Jean Dujardin when he was a stand-up artist, before he became an actor. See more »

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Brice Agostini, dit Brice de Nice: [into the microphone] Birdie num num.
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Panoplie du casseur Une vraie fausse dent, un T-Shirt moulant: c'est du 12 ans, un futal trop grand: c'est du 92 ans, des cheveux longs, L'air con, Ayé, tu peux casser maintenant. [Roughly: The mocker's outfit A really false tooth, a tight T-shirt: it's for 12 year-olds, trousers too large: they're for 92 year-olds, long hair, a dumbass face There you go, now you can mock.] See more »

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Spoofed in Lucky Luke (2009) See more »

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Briçagio
Written by Bruno Coulais
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great fun..,if well prepared
12 January 2006 | by pntbrk25See 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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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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