Buffet Froid (Cold Cuts, 1979) is a beguiling black comedy from director Bertrand Blier (GoingPlaces) starring Gérard Depardieu. Depardieu plays unlucky Alphonse, who keeps stumblingupon corpses, both of strangers and of ones he loves. He drops his knife on the subway, only tofind it sticking out of a dying man, and death seems to stalk him in bizarrely surreal ways therest of the movie. He reports the stranger’s demise to his police inspector neighbor (BernardBlier, Bertrand’s father), who reacts with casual apathy. This morbid duo then meets up witha confessed killer (Jean Carmet), and the three of them embark on a series of darkly comicincidents that overthrow any notion of morality or decency.