La Grande Bouffe [Blu-ray/DVD] [2 Discs] [French] [1973]

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Overview

Special Features

  • The Farcical Movie: Marco Ferreri-a television episode dedicated to the director in which he places his cinema within the context of Luis Buñuel and Tex Avery
  • Behind-the-scenes: footage from the making of the film and interviews with stars Mastroianni, Piccoli, Tognazzi, Noiret and Ferreri
  • Colours Around a Festival: an archive interview featuring Ferreri, Piccoli, Noiret, Tognazzi, and composer Phillippe Sarde
  • Forming Ferreri: a new video essay by Italian film scholar Pasquale Iannone that looks at the director's career prior to La Grande Bouffe
  • Select scene audio commentary by Pasquale Iannone
  • Extract form the stormy 1973 Cannes press conference

Synopsis

La Grande Bouffe
Subversive Italian satirist Marco Ferreri directed and co-wrote (with Rafael Azcona) this grotesquely amusing French black comedy about four men who grow sick of life, and so meet at a remote villa with the goal of literally eating themselves to death. The quartet comes from various walks of life -- a pilot (Marcello Mastroianni), a chef (Ugo Tognazzi), a television host (Michel Piccoli), and a judge (Philippe Noiret) -- but all are successful men with excessive appetites for life's pleasures (food is used as mere metaphor here, as graphic as that metaphor becomes). ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Michel Piccoli
    Michel Piccoli - Michel
  • Marcello Mastroianni
    Marcello Mastroianni - Marcello
  • Ugo Tognazzi
    Ugo Tognazzi - Ugo
  • Philippe Noiret
    Philippe Noiret - Philippe
  • Andréa Ferréol
    Andréa Ferréol - Andrea

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