The Clink Of Ice (Le Bruit Des Glacons) (2011)



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Charles Faulque is an alcoholic writer who never goes anywhere without his bottle of wine and wine bucket full of clinking ice. His work and marriage have long since fallen apart and, to make matters worse, his health fails him as well, which he finds out when his brain cancer shows up at his door. The cancer is annoying, talks too much and is here to stay, until Charles kicks the bucket. Things brighten a bit when his maid Louisa declares her love for him, though she too is soon visited by her own cancer. Their diseases befit them: the creatively blocked Charles develops brain cancer while the lonely Louise who hasn't been with a man in years comes down with breast cancer.


Critic Reviews for The Clink Of Ice (Le Bruit Des Glacons)

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Blier's penchant for deep-black humour allows him to get some funny, nasty jabs in at Charles's self-pitying, petit-bourgeois existence.

Feb 3, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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It is heartening that Blier at 72, an aging icon from French cinema's glorious heyday, can still undertake such challenging material and deliver a whimsical, immensely watchable, if ultimately flawed, new film.

Mar 9, 2011 | Full Review…

The addition of star power - Depardieu or someone of his ilk - might have injected more interest to what was always going to be a hard sell.

Feb 10, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The scenario pauses to congratulate itself too often, but Anne Alvaro is superb as Dujardin's anxious and besotted housekeeper.

Feb 3, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Despite the theatrical execution, it's winningly acted, while Blier provides a typically defiant resolution for his transgressive lovers.

Jan 31, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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