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The Ice Rink Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Acclaimed Belgian novelist Jean-Philippe Toussaint drew attention to his directorial talents in 1990 with a remarkable satire on modern life, Jean-Philippe Toussaint. His third feature, La Patinoire, is about a film director who is shooting a highly symbolic film called 'Dolores' at an ice rink. He has hired a Lithuanian ice hockey team with which he is having enormous communication problems. His actors all have inflated egos, his film crew is made up of fools, and there is a politician on his back. But he must finish the film, no matter what, in time for the Venice Film Festival. A black comedy which is applicable to all absurd situations of life, but particularly those associated with the film industry, La Patinoire is a clever satire from beginning to end, including its title. ~ Gönül Dönmez-Colin, Rovi

  • Release date:February 17, 1999

Cast

Tom Novembre
as The Director
Mireille Perrier
as The Assistant
Dolores Chaplin
as The Actress
Bruce Campbell
as The Actor
Marie-France Pisier
as The Producer
Jean-Pierre Cassel
as The Ice Rink Manager
Dominique Deruddere
as The Director Of Photography
Paolo DeVita
as The Venice Festival Director's Assistant
Gilbert Melki
as The Stuntman

Crew

Jean-Philippe Toussaint
Director
Anne-Dominique Toussaint
Producer
Pascal Judelewicz
Producer
Jean-Philippe Toussaint
Screenwriter
Jean-François Robin
Cinematographer
Ludo Troch
Editor
Javier Po
Production Designer
Claire Gerard-Hirne
Costume Designer
Xavier Griette
Sound/Sound Designer
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