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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.


Denis Villeneuve


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 Ariel Ifergan ... Guest
Neil Kroetsch ... Musician
Jean Marchand ... Maître D'
Sergey Marchenko ... Guest
Deepak Massand Deepak Massand ... Guest
Gaetan Nadeau Gaetan Nadeau ... Guest
Charles Papasoff Charles Papasoff ... Guest
Sébastien René ... Server
Daniel Rousse Daniel Rousse ... Guest
Helga Schmitz Helga Schmitz ... Guest
Emmanuel Schwartz ... Server


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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August 2008 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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2.35 : 1
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Canadian short film "Next Floor" has something interesting to tell about one of the important cardinal sins.
13 October 2014 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

Any piece of art about topics which are dear to a majority of human beings is bound to arouse radical reactions from people.Eating of food especially gluttony is something which would be censured by most of us as it goes against the basic principles of humanity.Canadian director Denis Villeneuve's short film "Next Floor" depicts a binge eating session which reveals how gluttony brings out the animal character of human beings.It is a film which has the capacity to shock viewers to the extreme.What can disturb the viewers most is the manner in which the entire act of gluttony is filmed.It is often said that cooking of food is an art.However,this notion turns out be false as Denis Villeneuve shows that eating of food especially gourmet food is a more expensive art which can be afforded by only selected people in the world.In a world where a vast majority of people do not get a chance to properly eat their three meals on a daily basis,a film like "Next Floor" is a grim reminder of challenges which lay before leaders of the world to provide enough food to all the hungry people.

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