Bored with the mundanity of their lives, judge Philippe (Noiret), pilot Marcello (Mastroianni), TV executive Michel (Piccoli) and master chef Ugo (Tognazzi) retreat to Philippe’s large country villa ostensibly to eat themselves to death in one enormous gastronomic “blow out”. To help the party along, Marcello decides to invite three local prostitutes to join them, as well as a female teacher from the nearby school, all of whom are initially eager to enter into the spirit of the proceedings. But the over-indulgence in sex, booze and food soon begins to take its toll on the participants as wanton delight turns to revulsion with the onset of nausea, biliousness and extreme flatulence all leading to a series of bizarrely fatal consequences.
Considered by some to be one of the most disgusting and decadent films in arthouse cinema history and by others as a brilliantly orchestrated cinematic critique of the bourgeoisie, La Grande Bouffe is undoubtedly a classic of modern cinema and stands as director Marco Ferreri’s career masterpiece and his greatest international success.
- Import DVD
- PAL Region 2
- Anamorphic Widescreen
- Frank Bordoni’s Blow Out – the award winning TV chef discusses the culinary delights of La Grande Bouffe and presents a masterclass on how to make crepes suzettes with Grand Marnier and orange sauce
- Picture gallery
- Scene index.