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Director:
Writers:
Marco Ferreri (scenario & adaptation) and
Rafael Azcona (scenario & adaptation) ...
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Release Date:
20 May 1973 (France) See more »
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Plot:
A group of men hire some prostitutes and go to a villa in the countryside. There, they engage in group sex and resolve to eat themselves to death. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
The collapse of a miniature consumption society. See more (36 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Marcello Mastroianni ... Marcello

Michel Piccoli ... Michel

Philippe Noiret ... Philippe

Ugo Tognazzi ... Ugo
Andréa Ferréol ... Andrea (as Andréa Ferreol)
Solange Blondeau ... Danielle
Florence Giorgetti ... Anne
Michèle Alexandre ... Nicole
Monique Chaumette ... Madeleine
Henri Piccoli ... Hector
Maurice Dorléac
Simon Tchao ... Le délégué de l'ambassade de Chine
Louis Navarre ... Braguti
Bernard Menez ... Pierre
Cordelia Piccoli ... Barbara
Jérôme Richard
Patricia Milochevitch ... Mini
James Campbell ... Zack
Eva Simonet ... La secrétaire (as Eva Simonnet)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gérard Boucaron ... Le chauffeur
Annette Carducci ... Une hôtesse de l'air
Margaret Honeywell ... Une hôtesse de l'air
Mario Vulpiani ... L'autre copilote
Giuseppe Maffioli ... Le chef cuisinier (uncredited)
Rita Scherrer ... Anulka (uncredited)
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Directed by
Marco Ferreri 
 
Writing credits
Marco Ferreri (scenario & adaptation) and
Rafael Azcona (scenario & adaptation)

Francis Blanche (dialogue)

Produced by
Vincent Malle .... producer
Jean-Pierre Rassam .... delegate producer
 
Original Music by
Philippe Sarde 
 
Cinematography by
Mario Vulpiani 
 
Film Editing by
Claudine Merlin 
Gina Pignier 
 
Production Design by
Michel de Broin 
 
Set Decoration by
Claude Suné  (as Claude Sune)
 
Costume Design by
Gitt Magrini 
 
Makeup Department
Jacky Bouban .... makeup artist
Alfonso Gola .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ilya Claisse .... unit production manager
Alain Coiffier .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Enrico Bergier .... assistant director (as Enrique Bergier)
Rémy Duchemin .... assistant director
Jacqueline Ferreri .... assistant director (as Jacqueline Perrier)
François Lavigne .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Roger Jumeau .... property master
Maurice Sergent .... assistant set decorator
Michel Suné .... property master (as Michel Sune)
 
Sound Department
Jean Fontaine .... sound assistant
Michel Laurent .... sound assistant
Jean-Pierre Ruh .... sound engineer
 
Special Effects by
Paul Trielli .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Louis Dastugue .... chief electrician
Jacques Dorot .... assistant camera
Yves Pouffary .... assistant camera
Bernard Prim .... still photographer
Pasquale Rachini .... camera operator (as Pascuale Rachini)
Ferdinand Roquet .... key grip (as Ferdinand Rocquet)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Muriel Ghene .... wardrober
Geneviève Tonnelier .... wardrober
 
Editorial Department
Laurence Lemaire .... assistant editor
Monique Prim .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Michel Piccoli .... musician: piano solo
Hubert Rostaing .... musical director
William Flageollet .... music engineer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Annie Cabat .... production secretary
Ilya Claisse .... studio manager
Henri Laurent .... assistant studio manager
Volker Lemke .... assistant studio manager
Giuseppe Maffioli .... consultant: gastronomy
Claude Parnet .... assistant studio manager
Jacques Quelennec .... assistant consultant: gastronomy
Colette Suder .... administrator
Becuwe Thomselle .... cooking equipment
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La grande bouffe" - France (original title)
"The Great Feed" - Europe (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated NC-17 for some explicit sexuality (re-rating) (1998)
Runtime:
130 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Australia:MA (TV rating) | Finland:K-18 | France:-16 | France:-12 (re-rating) | Germany:16 (re-rating) | Italy:VM18 | New Zealand:(Banned) (original rating) | New Zealand:R18 (re-rating) | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:X | USA:NC-17 (re-rating) (1998) | West Germany:18 (original rating)
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Trivia:
In the final scene in the garden - where Philipe is sitting on the bench, there is a poem by Dorothy Frances Gurney written on the bench. Many garden lovers have this poem written in their gardens. It says: "Kiss of the sun for pardon. Song of the birds for mirth. You're closer to God's heart in a garden than any place else on earth."See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: After Philippe says to Nicole "actor incombit probatio", a crew member can be seen in the mirror.See more »
Quotes:
Ugo:Wanting to be Marlon Brando is vanity.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Les clefs de bagnole (2003)See more »

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31 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
The collapse of a miniature consumption society., 24 May 2003
Author: Sudek from Helsinki

A pilot, a cook, a choreographer, and a judge (+ a teacher!). Every key aspect of the western culture is present in this brilliant, surreal farce. The only ideology the men and the poor Andréa hold is one of hedonistic consumption of food and sex. The prostitutes are the sensible ones, leaving out of the game in time. They represent the "outsiders", people who refuse to take part in the destructive lifestyle, and are saved.

If you hate symbolism, you might watch this as a very funny and brilliantly acted comedy. If you don't mind the symbolism, every time you watch it again you'll find new depths in Ferreri's witty commentary of modern western lifestyle. Personally I don't mind it, hence 10/10. Belongs to my top 10 of all times.

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