Brice de Nice

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Brice de Nice
Brice de Nice poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by James Huth
Produced by Éric Altmayer
Nicolas Altmayer
Written by Karine Angeli
Jean Dujardin
James Huth
Based on Character "Brice de Nice" by Jean Dujardin
Starring Jean Dujardin
Clovis Cornillac
Élodie Bouchez
Alexandra Lamy
Music by Bruno Coulais
Cinematography Philippe Piffeteau
Edited by Antoine Vareille
James Huth
Distributed by TFM Distribution
Release date
  • 6 April 2005 (2005-04-06)
Running time
98 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget €5.3 million
Box office $33 million[1]

Brice de Nice is a 2005 French comedy film directed by James Huth, written by Huth, Jean Dujardin, and Karine Angeli, and starring Dujardin. It is set in France, centering on the character Brice of Nice ("Brice de Nice") originally created by Dujardin for a stage sketch. A sequel to the film, Brice 3, was released on 19 October 2016.


The main character, a thirty-something surfer named Brice, lives for one thing: the perfect wave to surf, despite the fact that Nice lies on a completely waveless bay on the Mediterranean Sea. While waiting, he uses his rich father's money to throw outrageous parties and develop hilarious insults, as well as worship the film Point Break.

When his father is arrested for money laundering, however, things change: Brice's life comes crashing down around him, and after failing to hold down a job, he soon finds himself attempting bank robbery. He lands in hospital after the failed robbery attempt, and runs away from there with the guy whose scooter he hijacked while escaping the bank. The two become friends.

Stealing Brice's father's lawyer's wife's truck, the two cross France to the Atlantic coast to attend a world surfing championship at Hossegor. With $100,000 in prize money, winning the tournament seems the only chance for the two to help themselves: Brice needs the money to support his lavish lifestyle, while his friend needs it for an operation in his foot (because he has one toe).

Brice "talks the talk, but doesn't walk the walk", and, predictably, fails at the surf competition. Though all seems lost, the two eventually find success of a sort: Brice surfs his perfect wave, while his friend sets off to travel the world with his newfound love.


The stars of Point BreakPatrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Lori Petty—appear in archive footage.


Jean Dujardin performed the soundtrack of the film, "Le Casse de Brice". The music video was shot and directed by J.G Biggs.


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