La Grande bouffe
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
La Grande Bouffe, Italian title La grande abbuffata, also known as "Blow-Out", is a 1973 film, directed by Marco Ferreri and written by Ferreri an regular collaborator Rafael Azcona. It stars Marcello Mastroianni, Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Piccoli and Philippe Noiret. The film was produced by Jean-Pierre Rassam.
The plot revolves around a fantastic Franco-Italian orgy comprising of four middle-aged gourmets fed up with the mundanity of life, who embark upon a suicide pact: death by over-indulgence in food, sex and alcohol.
Bouffer is French slang for "eating" (as the original Italian abbuffata, meaning "great eating").
Marco Ferreri won the FIPRESCI Prize given by the International Federation of Film Critics at Cannes Film Festival in 1973.
- Marcello Mastroianni as Marcello
- Philippe Noiret as Philippe
- Michel Piccoli as Michel
- Ugo Tognazzi as Ugo
- Andréa Ferréol as Andréa
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