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La Grande Bouffe ()

La grande bouffe (original title)
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A group of men go to a villa in the French countryside where they resolve to eat themselves to death.

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Marcello
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Michel
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Philippe
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Ugo
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Andrea (as Andréa Ferreol)
Solange Blondeau ...
Danielle
Florence Giorgetti ...
Anne
Michèle Alexandre ...
Nicole
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Madeleine
Henri Piccoli ...
Hector
Maurice Dorléac
Simon Tchao ...
Le délégué de l'ambassade de Chine
Louis Navarre ...
Braguti
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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)

Directed by

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Marco Ferreri

Written by

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Marco Ferreri ... (scenario & adaptation) and
Rafael Azcona ... (scenario & adaptation)
 
Francis Blanche ... (dialogue)

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Vincent Malle ... producer
Jean-Pierre Rassam ... delegate producer

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Philippe Sarde

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Mario Vulpiani

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Claudine Merlin
Gina Pignier

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Laurence Lemaire-Bazi ... assistant editor
Monique Prim ... assistant editor

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Michel de Broin

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Claude Suné ... (as Claude Sune)

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Gitt Magrini

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Jacky Bouban ... makeup artist
Alfonso Gola ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Ilya Claisse ... unit production manager
Alain Coiffier ... production manager

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Enrico Bergier ... assistant director (as Enrique Bergier)
Rémy Duchemin ... assistant director
Jacqueline Ferreri ... assistant director (as Jacqueline Perrier)
François Lavigne ... assistant director

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Roger Jumeau ... property master
Maurice Sergent ... assistant set decorator
Michel Suné ... property master (as Michel Sune)

Sound Department

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Jean Fontaine ... sound assistant
Michel Laurent ... sound assistant
Jean-Pierre Ruh ... sound engineer

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Paul Trielli ... special effects

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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

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Muriel Ghene ... wardrober
Geneviève Tonnelier ... wardrober

Music Department

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Michel Piccoli ... musician: piano solo
Hubert Rostaing ... musical director
William Flageollet ... music engineer (uncredited)

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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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Plot Summary

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? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines An Experience That Hammers Your Sensibilities. See more »
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Also Known As
  • La grande abbuffata (Italy)
  • The Great Feed (Europe, English title)
  • La Grande Bouffe (United States)
  • Blow-Out (World-wide, English title)
  • The Big Feast (World-wide, English title)
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  • 130 min
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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 After Philippe says to Nicole "actor incombit probatio", a crew member can be seen in the mirror. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Marcello, una vita dolce (2006). See more »
Soundtracks La Grande Bouffe (Générique) See more »
Quotes Ugo: Wanting to be Marlon Brando is vanity.
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