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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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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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Quatuor Opus 51 No 1
Written by Johannes Brahms
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Some people just don't get it...
6 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Some viewers think this dark comedy is "boring" and "disappointing". Granted, this movie is not for everybody. But to say that nobody would like it is purely idiotic. Nobody has the same humor, and you cannot generalize when it comes to such variable parameters. To me, Buffet Froid is the quintessential black comedy, and it made me laugh from start to ending, despite its slow tempo and absurd-like tone. If I had to compare it with American dark comedies, I would say Fargo comes pretty close. I would also suggest the following movies for those who enjoyed Buffet Froid: Barton Fink, Happiness, Delicatessen, Dr Strangelove, Carne, Cible Emouvante and Man Bites Dog.


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