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L'iceberg (2005)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 7 December 2005 (Belgium)
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
... Julien
Philippe Martz ... René le marin
Thérèse Fichet ... Fernande
Georges Jore ... Achille
Louis Lecouvreur ... Léon
... 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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Also Known As:

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,137, 6 May 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$18,134, 13 July 2007
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Excellent, wish to see more movies like this one!
19 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

I was simply enchanted by seeing this movie. From the beginning till the end, it captivated me. And I must note that Belgian (not French: Belgian, it is quite not the same!) cinema is the best one: remember "Man Bites Dog" (French Title: "C'est arrivé près de chez vous", means "it occurred just near your home")! The authors, worthy heirs of Jacques Tati ("Les Vacances de M. Hulot"/"M. Hulot's Holidays", "Mon Oncle"/"My uncle", ...) , give us a movie full of poetry and refined humor. It is pure fantasy, all you got to do is to let you go to it! Go and see this movie, quickly, and if it does not play in a theatre near you, come and visit Paris or Bruxelles... You'll be able to see it!


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