By all measures, Perrier LaPadite should have been a forgettable character. He barely says anything, appears in only one scene, and must share the screen with Hans Landa.
Despite these impediments, Denis Menochet does with body language and facial expressions what many actors struggle to do with an entire script. Just re-watch the first scene and focus on his face. The tension we feel as an audience is entirely his tension.
In a way, Perrier LaPadite is not memorable because he’s in the first scene - rather, the first scene is memorable because he’s in it.