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Next Floor (2008)

TV-PG | | Short, Comedy | August 2008 (USA)
During an opulent banquet, eleven pampered guests participate in what appears to be a ritualistic gastronomic carnage. In this grotesque universe, an unexpected sequence of events destabilizes the endless symphony of abundance.

Director:

Denis Villeneuve

Writers:

Jacques Davidts (screenplay), Phoebe Greenberg (original idea)
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Credited cast:
Simone Chevalot Simone Chevalot ... Guest
Luc-Martial Dagenais ... Musician
Kenneth Fernandez Kenneth Fernandez ... Guest
Mathieu Handfield ... Server
Ariel Ifergan ... Guest
Neil Kroetsch ... Musician
Jean Marchand Jean Marchand ... Maître D'
Sergey Marchenko ... Guest
Deepak Massand Deepak Massand ... Guest
Gaetan Nadeau Gaetan Nadeau ... Guest
Charles Papasoff ... Guest
Sébastien René ... Server
Daniel Rousse Daniel Rousse ... Guest
Helga Schmitz Helga Schmitz ... Guest
Emmanuel Schwartz ... Server
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Around a long and ponderous dining table, before an extravagant and sumptuous banquet, a motley crew of overindulged and ravenous mortals blanketed in dust, gobble up the lavish feast. As the gastrimargia continues with a swarm of waiters tirelessly supplying the table with exotic plates, the gluttonous patrons keep gorging and gorging the royal array of meats that seems to be endless. Is there a limit to their spiritual plummet? Written by Nick Riganas

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greed | satire | food | gluttony | feast | See All (16) »

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Short | Comedy

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TV-PG
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5 September 2019 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

It reminds Fellini, Pasolini, Franz Kafka and, especially Bunuel. It seems be a portrait of gluttony ; in essence bitter critic against consumerism. Well crafted, floor by floor, it is a real gem first for a sort of Baroc exuberance of excess, second for the precise photography of decadence, not the last for the precise message of end of an age and , finally, because you feel the flavour of death in the second half.Eleven people front to grotesque dishes . Eating. And eating. And eating. And the circle of servants , musicians and their eyes , steps , run, reaction in the last scene. Just a gem. So, so familiar...


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 2008 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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