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LA GRANDE BOUFFE

by Marco Ferreri

synopsis

Four middle-aged friends and members of the professional bourgeoisie, Ugo, a chef and restaurant owner, Marcello, an incorrigible womanizer and Alitalia pilot, Michel, a delicate television producer, and Philippe, a venerable magistrate, gather for a debaucherous weekend at the latter's Parisian villa. There, as the four men prepare for a Romanesque feast, truckloads of fine food and wine arrive, accompanied by three elegant and lithe prostitutes. Without a doubt, the rapacious and degraded hedonists are determined to eat themselves to death, one elaborate morsel after another, nevertheless, for what reason?

international title: The Big Feast
original title: La grande bouffe
country: France, Italy
year: 1973
genre: fiction
directed by: Marco Ferreri
film run: 130'
release date: FR 21/05/1973, SE 01/09/1973, NL 07/09/1973, DK 17/09/1973, DE 27/09/1973, BE 28/09/1973, IT 07/12/1973, FI 28/12/1973, UK 12/1973, PT 1974, NO 11/08/1975, ES 12/05/1978, HU 21/06/1984, CZ 01/05/2003, GR 15/09/2005
screenplay: Marco Ferreri, Rafael Azcona, Francis Blanche
cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret
cinematography by: Mario Vulpiani
film editing: Claudine Merlin, Gina Pignier
art director: Michel de Broin
costumes designer: Gitt Magrini
producer: Vincent Malle
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