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L’iceberg (2005/Comedy/France/First Run Features)


Picture: C     Sound: C+     Extras: C-     Film: B-



In a film that could be called “how Fiona got her humor and life back”, the Dominique Abel/Fiona Gordon/Bruno Romy French comedy L’iceberg (2005) is about a housewife (star/co-director Gordon) who finds out that when she is trapped in a giant freeze room at work, she is not missed by her family.  That makes her feel empty and used, so she decides to leave them and rediscover life.


Though not always credible, the film is quirky and entertaining, though in some of its humor, may have missed the boat to greatness.  However, as it stands, it is worth a look.  Maybe the problem is three directors who are more interested in being funny than delivering the project’s full potential.  However, it works more often than not and that is good enough to recommend it.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is colorful, yet soft and not as enjoyable as it should have been.  Sebastien Koeppel’s cinematography is a plus.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo fares better, is well-recorded, but has no real surrounds.  Text bios, production notes and the original theatrical trailer are the only extras.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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