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The Ice Rink
The Ice Rink
Actors: Tom Novembre, Mireille Perrier, Dolores Chaplin, Marie-France Pisier, Jean-Pierre Cassel
Director: Jean-Philippe Toussaint
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Sports
NR     2001     1hr 17min


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Actors: Tom Novembre, Mireille Perrier, Dolores Chaplin, Marie-France Pisier, Jean-Pierre Cassel
Director: Jean-Philippe Toussaint
Creators: Jean-François Robin, Ludo Troch, Anne-Dominique Toussaint, Domenico Procacci, Eddy De Wilde, Maurizio Totti, Pascal Judelewicz
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Sports
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Romantic Comedies, Hockey
Studio: Kino Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 07/24/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1998
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 17min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, French, Italian, Lithuanian

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Movie Reviews

Robin Simmons | Palm Springs area, CA United States | 08/16/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Jean-Phillipe Toussainte is a Belgian novelist with a cult following. His featherlight, carefree touch as writer and director makes "THE ICE RINK/LA PATINOIR" a very cool and refreshing 80 minute diversion. It's hard not to be reminded of Francois Truffaut's "Day For Night," or a carefully choreographed Jacque Tati comedy of manners and eventual chaos. Bruce Campbell ("Evil Dead") stars as a hunky American hockey player who arrives on the ice arena set of a French "hockey romance" film with a cast made up of the entire Lithuanian National Hockey Team who speak no French and a crew who cannot skate. Tom Novembre is the director of the film within the film who is under tremendous pressure to meet an impossible deadline for the Venice Film Festival. The eye-catching Doloras Chaplin, Charlie's granddaughter, plays an amorous international ice-show star in love with the square-jawed Campbell. A funny, slapstick look at the art of filmmaking and love. Some nudity. A great soundtrack includes Placebo and David Bowie. The crisp widescreen transfer is in French with English subtitles. Recommended."
Fun to see Campbell stretch
davidpfleury | Lafayette, CA | 05/09/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I had heard of this film a while ago. When I finally saw it, I was mildly surprised. I enjoyed the light comic story as well as seeing Bruce Campbell do something different. I recommend this film to fans and non-fans alike."
A fun romantic movie
Laura M. Shulse | 05/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I had read some reviews on other websites that did not rate this movie very highly. I have one question What were they thinking? Even though it is in French and it does have subtitles I found this to be a very touching and romantic movie. The soundtrack is great too! Even if you are not a fan of Bruce Campbell I would recommend seeing this just for the fact that it makes you happy."
Cute little comedy
webdak-com | Long Island (NY), USA | 12/14/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"While not the most elaborated story we liked this movie. Its a light entertaining film and it never pretends to be more than just a little comedy. Even though the director uses mostly only cliches for the characters, the movie is consequent in its style. Slapstick with a very cool French tone and quite funny.
Oh, yes -the story: a film crew uses an ice hockey game as the backdrop for a love story. 95% of the movie is filmed on location - the ice rink. Most of the time, it shows the film crew and the Lithuanian ice hockey players and the American Hollywood star and the ice rink manager who dreams of his famous past as ice-dancer - slipping and sliding."