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Next Floor (2008)

TV-PG | | Short, Comedy | August 2008 (USA)
During an opulent banquet, eleven pampered guests participate in what appears to be a ritualistic gastronomic carnage. In this grotesque universe, an unexpected sequence of events destabilizes the endless symphony of abundance.

Director:

Denis Villeneuve

Writers:

Jacques Davidts (screenplay), Phoebe Greenberg (original idea)
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Credited cast:
Simone Chevalot Simone Chevalot ... Guest
Luc-Martial Dagenais ... Musician
Kenneth Fernandez Kenneth Fernandez ... Guest
Mathieu Handfield ... Server
Ariel Ifergan Ariel Ifergan ... Guest
Neil Kroetsch ... Musician
Jean Marchand ... Maître D'
Sergey Marchenko ... Guest
Deepak Massand Deepak Massand ... Guest
Gaetan Nadeau Gaetan Nadeau ... Guest
Charles Papasoff Charles Papasoff ... Guest
Sébastien René ... Server
Daniel Rousse Daniel Rousse ... Guest
Helga Schmitz Helga Schmitz ... Guest
Emmanuel Schwartz ... Server
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Around a long and ponderous dining table, before an extravagant and sumptuous banquet, a motley crew of overindulged and ravenous mortals blanketed in dust, gobble up the lavish feast. As the gastrimargia continues with a swarm of waiters tirelessly supplying the table with exotic plates, the gluttonous patrons keep gorging and gorging the royal array of meats that seems to be endless. Is there a limit to their spiritual plummet? Written by Nick Riganas

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Disturbing, opulent, wonderful
22 October 2017 | by ReganRebeccaSee all my reviews

A group of well-dressed wealthy people consume and consume in this absurd and brilliant short by director Denis Villeneuve. Their gluttony knows no end and despite the fact that the sheer weight of their banquet is enough to break through the floor and land them on the next lowest floor they cannot stop consuming, consuming, consuming.

A brilliant parable on greed and also on our natural resources (this really feels like a poignant statement on climate change, even though we know it will literally kill us it seems like humans can't get it together to stop hurting the planet), this is an incredibly well made short that shows what a genius Villeneuve is and hints at the masterworks in his future.


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