Rent La Grande Bouffe (1973)

3.6 of 5 from 77 ratings
2h 4min
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Synopsis:
Four friends, played by international superstars Marcello Mastroianni, Michael Piccoli, Ugo Tognazzi and Philippe Noiret retreat to a country mansion where they determine to eat themselves to death whilst engaging in group sex with prostitutes and a local school teacher (Andrea Ferreol), who seems to be up for anything... At once jovial and sinister, the film's jet-black humour has a further twist as the reputed actors (whose characters use their own names) buck their respectable trend for a descent into fart-filled chaos that delivers a feast for the eyes and mind.
Actors:
, , , , , Solange Blondeau, , , , , , Simon Tchao, , , Cordelia Piccoli, , Patricia Milochevitch, , Eva Simonet,
Directors:
Producers:
Vincent Malle
Writers:
Marco Ferreri, Rafael Azcona, Francis Blanche
Aka:
Blow Out
Studio:
Nouveaux Pictures
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Drama
Countries:
France, Classics, Comedy, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/07/2006
Run Time:
124 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Frank Bordoni's Blow Ouyt
  • Picture Gallery
  • Chapter Index
BBFC:
Release Date:
17/08/2015
Run Time:
130 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
NTSC
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • "The Farcical Movie: Marco Ferreri": A television episode dedicated to the director in which he places his cinema within the context of Luis Bunuel and Tex Avery
  • Behind the Scenes: Footage from the making of the film and interviews with stars Mastroianni, Piccoli, Tognazzi, Noiret and Ferreri
  • "Colours Around a Festival": An archive interview featuring Ferreri, Piccoli, Noiret, Tognazzi, and composer Philippe Sarde
  • "Forming Ferreri": A new video essay by Italian film scholar Pasquale lannone that looks at the director's career prior to La Grande Bouffe
  • Select scene audio commentary by Pasquale lannone
  • Extract from the stormy 1973 Cannes press conference

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Reviews (1) of La Grande Bouffe

A valid and thoughtful film - La Grande Bouffe review by RD

Spoiler Alert
16/03/2016

This combines the appetites of food and sex in a clever and inspired film of over-indulgence. The characters are well mixed and the interplay between them works so well.

The house is beautiful, outside and inside with sumptuous decor that suits the plot, and the constant detail of which food goes with what and how it should be served is done to a degree only the French could master.

A lot of the film is quite disturbing (quite right considering the suicidal nature of the film), but it goes with the plot and nothing is out of place.

This may not be to everyone's taste, but it's one of those films that if you make an effort to go along with it, you will be repaid with insights and a well-told story.

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