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The Ice Rink

The Ice Rink

A Feature film by Jean-Philippe Toussaint

Produced by Les Films des Tournelles

Release in France : 05/05/1999


    A film director tries to cope with his frantic producer, too-amorous actors, and a disaster-prone crew as he rushes to get his deeply symbolic hockey movie "Dolores" done in time for the Venice Film Festival.

    Actors (17)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films des Tournelles

    Foreign production companies :

    Les Films de l'Étang, Fandango

    French distribution :

    Les Films des Tournelles

    Co-productions :

    STUDIOCANAL, Les Films des Tournelles

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    "There was a double decision: making a comedy film and making a film about the movies, paying tribute to my own idea of the movies. It may be an irreverent tribute, but it's not a satire or caricature. I see it all in a happy, cheerful light. The film I probably had most in mind when shooting "Ice Rink" was Pasolini's "Ricotta" sequence in "Laviamoci il cervello," in which a film is being shot on the Passion of Christ while one of characters, an extra, thinks only of eating ricotta cheese. It has a mixture of the sacred and profane that I liked enormously."

    (Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Director)

    Full credits (16)

    Executive Producers :

    Anne-Dominique Toussaint, Pascal Judelewicz

    Foreign producers :

    Domenico Procacci, Maurizio Totti, Eddy Wilde

    Screenwriter :

    Jean-Philippe Toussaint

    Sound assistants :

    Bernard Borel, Olivier Le Vacon

    Production manager :

    Ilya Claisse

    Editor :

    Ludo Troch

    Production Designer :

    Javier Po

    Sales Agent :

    François Yon

    Assistant directors :

    François Chaillou, Véronique Labrid

    Sound recordists :

    Xavier Griette, Philippe Daudhuin

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-François Robin

    Assistant Operator :

    Pierric Gantelmi d'Ille

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Thierry Lenouvel

    Continuity supervisor :

    Véronique Heuchenne

    Costume designer :

    Claire Gérard-Hirne

    Still Photographer :

    David Verlant

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Cinema, Sport

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    Coproducer countries :

    Belgium, Italy, France

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    Majority French (Belgium, Italy, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

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    Dolby SR

    Posters (1)


    Selections (7)

    Istanbul Film Festival - 2000

    Istanbul Film Festival (Turkey , 2000)


    Arts and the Movies

    Shanghai - International Film Festival - 1999

    Shanghai - International Film Festival (China, 1999)


    Official Competition

    Cairo - International Film Festival - 1998

    Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 1998)


    Official Competition