Le Combat dans l'île (Fire and Ice)
Le Combat dans l'île (Fire and Ice) (1962)

In this film, a young man is blinded by the idealism of political extremists. The group he belongs to plans to take control in the Western countries with a series of chaotic diversions. He is slated to help in the assassination of an… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 17, 1962
DVD Release Date: June 22, 2010
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
A.O. Scott
New York Times

Anne [is] played with heart-stopping capriciousness by Romy Schneider, who was never lovelier and who is capable of distracting everyone in the film, and the audience above all, from whatever grave political matters are afoot.

Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

... you know this is heading into truly weird territory.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Alain Cavalier's New Wave thriller is a tasty French mix of politics and romance, while glorifying that iconic goddess, Romy Schneider.

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Vadim Rizov
Village Voice

There's a surprise every five minutes, except when fascism gets its ass kicked at the end.

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Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

Alain Cavalier's film, in re-release, offers plenty of left/right, labor/management, humanity/ideology contrasts, but dramatically it's silly. It's worth watching for Schneider, who is simply radiant.

Chris Cabin

might now finally find itself as a key part of post-Algerian France.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Certainly not an undiscovered masterpiece.

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Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix

Rescued now from 1962 oblivion, Alain Cavalier's black-and-white "noir" is sleek and cool, with complicated turns and thrilling shoot-outs and stormy betrayals, both political and romantic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
In "Le Combat Dans L'Ile," Anne(Romy Schneider) discovers a package in her closet which contains a bazooka. Afraid of ending up in an episode of… More