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All You Can Eat Buddha (2017)

At the Palacio, an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean, Mike's arrival complicates the normal flow of operations. His voracious appetite, mysterious magnetism and unexpected miracles ... See full summary »

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Ian Lagarde

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Ian Lagarde
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sylvio Arriola ... Valentino
Ludovic Berthillot Ludovic Berthillot ... Mike
Daydi Diaz Cabrera Daydi Diaz Cabrera ... Claire
Nathalie Coupal ... Olga
Alexis Díaz de Villegas ... Cook
Alexander Guerrero Alexander Guerrero ... Santiago
Mario Hechevarria Mario Hechevarria ... Musician
Richard Jutras ... Bert
David La Haye ... Jean-Pierre Villeneuve / J-P Newtown
Jose Reyes Lopez Jose Reyes Lopez ... Musician
Evelyn Castroda Ofarrill Evelyn Castroda Ofarrill ... Dancer
Pedro Luis Oropesa Pedro Luis Oropesa ... Musician
Rajiv Alfonso Ramos Rajiv Alfonso Ramos ... Climber
Sébastien René ... Sasha
Raul Julian Rivero Raul Julian Rivero ... Musician
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At the Palacio, an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean, Mike's arrival complicates the normal flow of operations. His voracious appetite, mysterious magnetism and unexpected miracles bring him the curious, among which he makes three friends and meets a few admirers, a jealous salsa teacher and an enamored octopus. All of whom will accompany him in a gargantuan downward spiral mixing civil unrest and intestinal meltdown; a change of administration held up by the most attentive staff in the world.

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

Canada | Cuba

Language:

Spanish | French

Release Date:

24 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All You Can Eat Bouddha See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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There Always is a New Dish on the Way
7 October 2017 | by Raven-1969See all my reviews

Guests at the Palacio resort in Cuba are encouraged to ask for anything. Mike, a gigantic single man who is on vacation from Quebec, takes them at their word. He soaks in the sun, floats in the pool, relaxes at the ocean beach and downs immense quantities of food. When anything is possible and the world of sadness and haste is forgotten, Mike is in no hurry to leave. There always is a new dish on the way. Fellow travelers and resort employees alike begin to sense mysterious power in Mike. Little miracles multiply in his presence; an octopus is freed from a net, a depressed young woman regains her appetite for life, desires are awakened and compassion becomes widespread. However, storms appear on the horizon and many wonder what Mike's purpose is, and if it is bad or good.

This unique, surreal and complex film explores human intricacies and beliefs. It unravels gradually like a wonderful puzzle. Its main character is extremely compelling. An intriguing central theme of the film (and a belief of many people) is that demons appear from anywhere, in any form and for good or ill. The actors play their roles well. The camera-work features a lot of interesting close-ups. While large budgets certainly do not guarantee a better film, that might be the case here. Overall though, a fantastic and absorbing film. Seen at the Toronto International Film Festival.


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