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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 Lucy Tulugarjuk ... Nattikuttuk
Fiona Gordon Fiona Gordon ... Fiona
Dominique Abel ... Julien
Philippe Martz Philippe Martz ... René le marin
Thérèse Fichet Thérèse Fichet ... Fernande
Georges Jore Georges Jore ... Achille
Louis Lecouvreur Louis Lecouvreur ... Léon
Bruno Romy ... Georges
Lola Hélie Lola Hélie ... Lola
Justine Fernandez Justine Fernandez ... Rosalie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joseph Alex Joseph Alex ... Villageois
Madeleine Alex Madeleine Alex ... Villageois
Oumar Bangoura Oumar Bangoura ... Clandestin
Virginie Binard Virginie Binard ... L'employée
Fanny Chausson 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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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

MK2 [France]

Country:

Belgium

Language:

French | Inuktitut

Release Date:

7 December 2005 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

El iceberg See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,137, 6 May 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$18,134, 13 July 2007
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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The Smile Never Left My Face!
4 April 2006 | by RLTromboneSee all my reviews

I watched l'Iceberg last night, and I have to say, right from the beginning, a smile never left my face. It may not be the style of humor that everyone likes nowadays.

The film has a very light atmosphere, but it is not necessary to look to deeply. Very inspired by Tati, the film requires only simple observation without trying to look very deep.

I was lucky enough to be in the presence of the two lead actors at the theater here in Strasbourg. Afterwards, Fiona Gordon made it perfectly clear that this film is meant to be simple and pleasant, yet the laughs continued non-stop. Do not expect a typical American-styled humor in this film.

For any fans of a lighter style of humor, this movie should do wonders. I can't praise this movie enough :)


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