Buffet Froid

Buffet Froid

Gérard Depardieu
Director: Bertrand Blier Cast: Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
, Bernard Blier
Bernard Blier
, Jean Carmet
Jean Carmet
Bertrand Blier

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Buffet Froid is an absurd black comedy that cunningly reverses the conventions of the crime thriller to comment on the alienating and dehumanizing effects of contemporary urban life. It starts with Alphonse Tram (Gérard Depardieu) discovering that his casual subway acquaintance (Michel Serrault) is lying down with Alphonse's penknife sticking out of his belly. When he tries to report the crime to his neighbor, a police inspector (Bernard Blier), the latter refuses to listen, saying that he is not at work now. Later, Alphonse's wife is killed, and her hapless murderer (Jean Carmet) almost immediately confesses to Alphonse, but neither the husband nor the police inspector seem to be shocked. The three embark on a series of adventures and bizarre encounters in modern Paris.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/12/2019
UPC: 0738329241513
Original Release: 1979
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 10,164

Special Features

Archival interview with director Bertrand Blier; Audio commentary by film critic Nick Pinkerton; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gérard Depardieu Alphonse Tram
Bernard Blier Inspector Morvandieu
Jean Carmet The murderer
Genevieve Page The widow
Carole Bouquet The young woman at the end
Jean Benguigui The Hired Killer
Michel Serrault Man in subway (uncredited)
Jean Rougerie Eugene Leonard
Denise Gence The hostess
Marco Perrin The man in undershirt
Liliane Rovere Josyane
Michel Fortin Actor
Pierre Frag Actor
Roger Riffard Actor
Maurice Travail Actor

Technical Credits
Bertrand Blier Director,Screenwriter
Yves Agostini Camera Operator
Michele Cerf Costumes/Costume Designer
Christine Gozlan Production Manager
Louis Grau Executive Producer
Claudine Merlin Editor
Théo Meurisse Art Director,Production Designer
Jean Penzer Cinematographer
Jean-Pierre Ruh Sound/Sound Designer
Philippe Sarde Score Composer
Alain Sarde Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Buffet Froid
1. Chapter 1 [8:37]
2. Chapter 2 [10:14]
3. Chapter 3 [11:07]
4. Chapter 4 [7:40]
5. Chapter 5 [6:41]
6. Chapter 6 [10:04]
7. Chapter 7 [10:19]
8. Chapter 8 [7:33]
9. Chapter 9 [9:16]
10. Chapter 10 [11:37]

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