| 1980 – 89′ – Classic Film – Dark Comedy/Crime –
Written and Directed by Bertrand Blier
Starring Gérard Depardieu, Bernard Blier, Jean Carmet, Genevieve Page, Carole Bouquet, Michel Serrault
Official Selection COLCOA 2011 (COLCOA Classics- Focus on Bertrand Blier). Winner Best Screenplay Cesar Awards 1980.
A Kino Lorber release |
Described as “a cheerful nightmare” by daily newspaper Le Monde when it opened in France, BUFFET FROID is set in a surreal world of urban alienation, senseless violence and black humor, not unlike Kubrick’s A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. Beginning with a random stabbing in a deserted subway station, the story moves from one killing to the next, bringing together young unemployed Alphonse Tram (Gérard Depardieu) his wife’s quasy murderer (Jean Carmet) and a police inspector with an impulse to kill everytime he hears a Brahms quintet (Bernard Blier).