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La Grande Bouffe
(1973)
Original title: La grande bouffe
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Stars: Andrea Ferreol, Marcello Mastroianni
Director: Marco Ferreri
Writer: Rafael Azcona, Francis Blanche
Language: English
Studio: Image Entertainment
Duration: 135
Rated: R
DVD Release: May 2000

Marco Ferreri's greatest international success, "La Grande Bouffe" scandalized audiences when it was released in 1973. Audiences were shocked by its tale of four world-weary middle-aged men (superbly portrayed by Marcello Mastroianni, Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Piccoli and Philippe Noiret) who decide to gorge themselves to death in one final orgiastic weekend full of gourmet food, call girls and a hefty, lusty schoolteacher. This blackly humorous parable of modern society's collapse won the Cannes Film Festival's International Critics Award. The New York Times called it "vulgar vaudeville on an epic scale...a mordant, chilling, hilarious dirty movie." Nearly 30 years later, it continues to challenge audiences' sensibilities and test the limits of shockability.


Michel PiccoliMichel
Andréa FerréolAndrea
Marcello MastroianniMarcello
Philippe Noiret
Ugo Tognazzi
Mario VulpianiCinematographer
Solange BlondeauDanielle
Florence GiorgettiAnne
Claudine MerlinEditor
Michèle AlexandreNicole
Monique ChaumetteMadeleine
Henri PiccoliHector
Maurice DorléacLe délégué de l'ambassade de Chine
Louis NavarreBraguti
Bernard MenezPierre
Cordelia PiccoliBarbara
Jérôme RichardMini
James CampbellZack
Simon TchaoLe délégué de l'ambassade de Chine
Patricia MilochevitchMini
Eva SimonetLa secrétaire
Gérard BoucaronLe chauffeur
Annette CarducciUne hôtesse de l'air
Margaret HoneywellUne hôtesse de l'air
Giuseppe MaffioliLe chef cuisinier
Rita ScherrerAnulka
Genre: Comedie Dramatique, Video
Media: DVD
Sound: Mono
IMDb: 0070130