The Clink of Ice

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The Clink of Ice
The Clink of Ice.jpg
Film poster
Le Bruit des glaçons
Directed by Bertrand Blier
Produced by David Poirot
Written by Bertrand Blier
Starring Jean Dujardin
Albert Dupontel
Cinematography François Catonné
Edited by Marion Monestier
Thelma Films
Distributed by Wild Bunch Distribution
Release date
  • 25 August 2010 (2010-08-25)
Running time
87 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $6.1 million
Box office $9.1 million[1]

The Clink of Ice is a 2010 French black comedy film written and directed by Bertrand Blier. The plot centers on Charles (Jean Dujardin), an alcoholic writer who is confronted by an incarnation of his own cancer (Albert Dupontel). The film's original French title is Le Bruit des glaçons, which literally means "The noise of ice cubes".



The budget was around 7 million Euro, including money from the TV channel France 2. Filming started 30 November 2009 and ended seven weeks later in Anduze, close to Nîmes, southern France.[2] Major film studio Pathé was originally involved but left the production in the summer 2009.[3]


Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 80%, based on 5 reviews, with an average score of 5.5/10.[4]


Award / Film Festival Category Recipients and nominees Result
César Awards Best Director Bertrand Blier Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Anne Alvaro Won
Best Original Screenplay Bertrand Blier Nominated
Lumières Awards Most Promising Actor Emile Berling Nominated
Venice Film Festival Europa Cinemas Label Won


  1. ^ "LE BRUIT DES GLAÇONS (2010)". JP' Box-Office. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  2. ^ Lemercier, Fabien (2009-11-30). "Dujardin and Dupontel star in Blier's The Sound of Ice Cubes". Retrieved 2010-04-14. 
  3. ^ Grasset, Alain (2010-01-31). "Une " comédie très noire " sur le cancer signée Bertrand Blier". Le Parisien (in French). Retrieved 2010-04-14. 
  4. ^ "The Clink Of Ice (Le Bruit Des Glacons) (2011)". Rotten Tomatoes. 

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