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

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Alphonse Tram
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Inspecteur Morvandieu / Insp. Morvandieu
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L'assassin / The murderer
Denise Gence ...
L'hôtesse / The hostess
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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
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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
Eric Vasberg ...
Insp. Cavana (as Eric Wasberg)
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La veuve / The widow, Geneviève Léonard
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Le quidam / Man in the first scene (uncredited)

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Bertrand Blier

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Bertrand Blier ... (writer)

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Alain Sarde ... producer

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Philippe Sarde

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Jean Penzer

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Claudine Merlin

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Marie-Céline Girard ... apprentice editor
Elisabeth Moulinier ... assistant editor
Sylvie Quester ... assistant editor

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Théobald Meurisse

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Michèle Cerf

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Alfonso Gola ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Christine Gozlan ... production manager
François Menny ... unit manager

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Bertrand Arthuys ... apprentice assistant director
Denys Granier-Deferre ... assistant director

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Michel Grimaud ... property master

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Maurice Gilbert ... sound mixer
Louis Gimel ... boom operator
Jean-Pierre Lelong ... foley artist
Claude Plouganou ... sound re-recordist
Jean-Pierre Ruh ... sound

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Yves Agostini ... camera operator
Patrick Batton ... second assistant camera
Michel Coteret ... second assistant camera
Gilbert Darraux ... key grip
François Lartigue ... first assistant camera
Louis Parola ... gaffer
Victor Rodrigue ... still photographer

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Christiane Marmande ... costumer

Location Management

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Gérard James ... location manager
Dominique Malbequi ... apprentice location manager

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Claude Bertonazzi ... administrator
Raphaël Caussimon ... assistant manager
Sylvie Crouet ... production secretary
Dominique de Champvallier ... apprentice manager
Hervé Duhamel ... apprentice manager
Annie Maurel ... script girl
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Plot Summary

Black comedy about solitude and the dehumanization 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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Also Known As
  • Cold Cuts (World-wide, English title)
  • Buffet Froid (World-wide, English title)
  • Buffet freddo (Italy)
  • Kylmät alkupalat (Finland)
  • Den Mörder trifft man am Buffet (West Germany)
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  • 89 min
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Trivia The film had 777,127 admissions in France which was considered a failure. It has however since gained cult status. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Referenced in 'Merci la vie' (1991). See more »
Soundtracks Quatuor Opus 51 No 1 See more »

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