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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

    Synopsis

    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

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gaumont

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    International releases (7)

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    About

    "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

    Screenwriter :

    Jean-Philippe Toussaint

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-François Robin

    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

    Foreign producers :

    Domenico Procacci, Maurizio Totti, Eddy Wilde

    Sound recordists :

    Xavier Griette, Philippe Daudhuin

    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

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Themes :

    Cinema, Sport

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Belgium, Italy, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Belgium, Italy, France)

    Production year :

    1999

    French release :

    05/05/1999

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    87.566

    Visa issue date :

    10/03/1999

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (7)

    Istanbul Film Festival - 2000

    Istanbul Film Festival (Turkey , 2000)

    Selection

    ARTS AND THE MOVIES

    Shanghai - International Film Festival - 1999

    Shanghai - International Film Festival (China, 1999)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Cairo - International Film Festival - 1998

    Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 1998)

    Selection

    Official Competition

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