(2005/Comedy/France/First Run Features)
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.
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.
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
- Nicholas Sheffo