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Next Floor (2008)

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 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
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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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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A következő emelet See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Phi See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A Master Class in Effective Sound Design
10 April 2018 | by Better_TVSee all my reviews

Make your conclusions about whatever the film is trying to say, though it seems impossible to imagine the filmmakers didn't have in mind some kind of depiction of the sin of "gluttony" in Hell. Watch instead for the great sound design, where floors creak, mouths crunch, smack, and gobble rich meals, and cutlery clanks and clacks like a knight's armor.

The film is creepy but also tongue in cheek, with a hilariously hyperbolic string-instrument riff that plays each time the eaters fall from one floor to the next (I've heard it before and so have you... at first I thought it was from a YouTube meme but I can't find the name).

Still, by short's end, this one will have revolted, shocked, and thoroughly freaked you out in a lingering, psychological sort of way. Some great VFX work in this one too. It's free on Vimeo, only 10 minutes long. Go watch it now!


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