2 – Buffet Froid (Bertrand Blier, France, 1979)

A delightful metaphorical farce on dehumanization starring young Gerard Depardieu in top form along veterans Bernard Blier and Jean Carmet as a trio of men so bored and depressed by the climax of their surroundings of newly constructed lifeless building development (basically a concrete jungle), they start killing people at night as a hobby…

Silly situations, loony characters, quick-witted, cynical with lots of great performances by the leads, but also notable and funny cameos by Carole Bouquet and Michel Serreault.

Buffet Froid is top black humor with clever dialogue, outrageous sequences and circumstantial cold and depressive lighting by cinematographer Jean Penzer. Unforgettable and influential.

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