Buffet froid is a 1979 black comedy film, written and directed by Bertrand Blier, and starring Gérard Depardieu. The film is a crime thriller but displays a high degree of black humour as contemporary urban life is depicted as alienating and having a dehumanizing effect on city dwellers.
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De lo màs representativo del cine frances de los años 70 y una de las obras màs conocidas del director Bernard Blier. Una divertidisima cinta plena de un humor negro y corrosivo, en donde el absurdo de las situaciones planteadas y el comportamiento subversivo de los personajes alcanzan alturas de verdadero delirio. El reparto (entre los que destacan Depardieu, Carole Bouquet y el mismo blier) es extraordinario.
I've seen two films by Blier at this point, and Blier somehow managed to give me the impression that these are the typical Blier. I do like Blier now, and I'd watch more Blier, but I cannot get rid of the impression that everything else will be as much Blier as these two and as such enjoyable but nothing new. The slightly objectifying or objectifyingly slighting view of women is, of course, a salient Blier feature.