Four middle-aged friends and members of the professional bourgeoisie, Ugo, a chef and restaurant owner, Marcello, an incorrigible womanizer and Alitalia pilot, Michel, a delicate television producer, and Philippe, a venerable magistrate, gather for a debaucherous weekend at the latter's Parisian villa. There, as the four men prepare for a Romanesque feast, truckloads of fine food and wine arrive, accompanied by three elegant and lithe prostitutes. Without a doubt, the rapacious and degraded hedonists are determined to eat themselves to death, one elaborate morsel after another, nevertheless, for what reason?
Vulgar Vaudeville On An Epic Scale... A Mordant, Chilling, Hillarious Dirty Movie.
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Did You Know?
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
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.
The second German VHS release by Marketing was cut by almost 30 minutes. This was not done to secure a rating but to avoid costs for longer VHS tapes. See more
La Grande Bouffe
Written by Philippe Sarde
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