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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 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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Canada

Language:

English

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August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Gosh - I hate pretentious film makers.
28 August 2010 | by UNOhwenSee all my reviews

First - I defy ANYONE to tell me what the message of this garbage is. Anyone? What is essentially one joke, it is stretched out for 10 minutes. There is NO pay-off. Instead, the same joke keeps repeating, and repeating, and repeating, and...

A eclectic group is assembled around a banquet table, taking part in what can only be described as a feasting on endangered, rare animals. The guests are never introduced. They're only identifiable by their outfits - which are supposed to be 'iconic' - representative of who they are. The only (actual) speaking part is that of the 'major d'uomo (?), a bald-headed man, who's got a nefarious , mysterious quality. His ONLY dialogue is repeatedly saying; 'next floor.' The lighting, the cinematography is good - not exceptional, and that's the nicest part of what is an ego-built short.

I'm not going to give the 'plot' away - there IS no anything. Just a repeated joke. It never comes to conclusion, and unlike movies that DO leave the viewer to ponder what they just saw, the only thing to ponder is; 'why were they given money to make this?'

This movie is what a first - time (read: young, inexperienced) director thinks is a powerful, 'message' movie. If you're either someone who's not seen many films, or your experiences in life are still low, then you'll find a movie like this 'interesting.'

Otherwise, do yourself a favor - change the channel. GO to the bathroom. Feed your pet. ANYTHING other than watch this drivel.


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