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?
An Experience That Hammers Your Sensibilities.
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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
You should do a special menu. "A dinner offered by four Burgundian gentlemen to three nice Canterbury whores!"
Ah, so they're whores, eh?
What did you expect?
I've got a great menu idea. "The Whore Menu"! A sauté of fat and lean given by four gourmand gourmets, epicures for three young ladies, in twelve courses.
Crayfish à la Mozart on a bed of rice à la Sully, with Sauce Aurora.
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
, Piano Solo by Michel Piccoli See more