Four successful middle-aged men Marcello, a pilot; Michel, a television executive; Ugo, a chef; and, Philippe, a judge 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. The villa, the food, and a Bugati roadster are essential props. Written by
Did You Know?
Michel Piccoli's father Henri Piccoli plays a part in the movie, as well as his daughter Cordelia Piccoli. See more
After Philippe says to Nicole "actor incombit probatio", a crew member can be seen in the mirror. See more
Wanting to be Marlon Brando is vanity.
Referenced in Cover Up
La Grande Bouffe (Générique)
Written by Philippe Sarde
, Orchestra directed by Hubert Rostaing See more