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Black comedy about solitude and dishumanization of the modern world, through the adventures of three men. First introduced is Alphonse Tram, an unemployed young man. His only neighbour is ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bernard Blier ...
Inspecteur Morvandieu / Insp. Morvandieu
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L'assassin / The murderer
Denise Gence ...
L'hôtesse / The hostess
Marco Perrin ...
Le maçon / The man in undershirt
Jean Benguigui ...
L'homme en noir / The hired killer
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Le jeune femme / The young woman at the end
Jean Rougerie ...
Eugène Léonard, le témoin
Liliane Rovère ...
Josyane
Bernard Crombey ...
Le toubib / The doctor (as Bernard Crommbey)
Michel Fortin ...
L'escogriffe
Roger Riffard ...
Le garde de la tour
Maurice Travail ...
Le garde du terrain vague
Nicole Desailly ...
La femme divorcée
Pierre Frag ...
L'homme divorcé
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Black comedy about solitude and dishumanization of the modern world, through the adventures of three men. First introduced is Alphonse Tram, an unemployed young man. His only neighbour is the police chief-inspector Morvandieu. Then a third man appears : he is Alphonse's wife's murderer... Bizarre and unreal. Written by Yepok

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19 December 1979 (France)  »

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When Insp. Morvandieu fires his gun, for the first time and at the end, he shoots 10 rounds in a row without reloading, whereas he uses a 6 chambers revolver. See more »

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Referenced in 'Merci la vie' (1991) See more »

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Sextet Opus 36
Written by Johannes Brahms
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A Monument of humour
30 August 1999 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

A monument of dark humour, Buffet Froid relies more on what is not said rather than the obvious slapstick humour we're being fed on extensively these days. I showed it to many people and a lot of them admitted they did not understand because it was not "anchored in reality" - to which I answered that not everything is supposed to be. This is superior quality surrealism, and the trio Depardieu-Blier-Carmet works wonders. RENT IT !


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