Wednesday, 26 December 2012

1973, Film: “La Grande Bouffe”

The French-Italian film “La Grande Bouffe” premièred on 17 May 1973 at the Cannes Film Festival. The film directed by Marco Ferreri, stars Marcello Mastroianni, Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Piccoli and Philippe Noiret. The film was highly controversial on release, it criticised the consumer society and caused a scandal at the Cannes Film Festival.

Four successful middle-aged men the pilot Marcello, television executive Michel, chef Ugo, and the judge Philippe, go to Philippe's villa to eat themselves to death. After the first night, Marcello insists that women should join them. Three prostitutes make it through a day or two; Andrea, a local school teacher, stays to the end...
Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, Ugo Tognazzi and Marcello Mastrioianni
Main Cast
  • Marcello Mastroianni as Marcello
  • Philippe Noiret as Philippe
  • Michel Piccoli as Michel
  • Ugo Tognazzi as Ugo
  • Andréa Ferréol as Andréa
  • Monique Chaumette as Madeleine
  • Florence Giorgetti as Anne
  • Solange Blondeau as Danielle
  • Michèle Alexandre as Nicole
  • Cordelia Piccoli as Barbara
Philippe Noiret, Ugo Tognazzi and Andréa Ferréol
  • Cannes Film Festival, FIPRESCI Prize for Marco Ferreri (1973)
Michel Piccoli

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