By Jose-Antonio BONET


Black comedy - Development 2016

A lost driver enters a remote mountain lodge. It turns out to be a luxurious restaurant run by a prestigious chef. When he tries to pay for his dinner and continue his journey, he discovers that the impeccable staff and elegant clientele are hiding something, and that the menu has only began.

& Awards

Ibermedia 2014
Havana Coproduction Workshop 2014
Guadalajara FICG 2015
Co-production market
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Black comedy, Thriller
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jose-Antonio BONET
    • Writer(s)
    • Jose-Antonio BONET
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis
    • During a heavy snow storm, a lost traveller pulls up outside what appears to be a mountain refuge. It turns out to be an elegant restaurant, with impeccable service and patrons of the most international variety. Our traveller wishes only for something light, before getting back on the road. He is presented with the menu of the chef. A few aperitifs later, he is befriended by the chef, Papadopoulos, all foreign charm, as big and burly as he is adored by his guests, who consider him a genius.

      Our traveller is, initially, treated to light, tasty dishes, then slightly heavier stuff, and finally crammed with the most copiously abundant dishes. When he begins to intimate that it’s becoming too much, the others think he’s joking. But when he insists, the service staff take offence. Even some of the other diners, elegant people from all over the world, start frowning at him. There comes the point where he has to put his foot down and say that he intends to eat no more. When he sees his food being sent back, untouched, something unprecedented in his career as a chef, Papadopoulos flies into a rage. He storms out of the kitchen, screaming, and has to be held back bodily from launching into our traveller. The other customers start to wonder what’s happened and are now mad at the person who has apparently rattled the cage of their usually pleasant and generous Papadopoulos.

      Our traveller is obliged to carry on eating and tries to slip out only to find that the road outside is completely snowed over. He hides in the building where he begins to find undeniable proof that Papadopoulos is deranged. He is found and betrayed by another guest, and dragged back to his table...

      The story starts as a comedy, gradually gathers momentum as a thriller, and finally heightens into a horror film.