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The Grand Bouffe

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The 1973 satire movie La Grande Bouffe, also known as La grande abbuffata or The Grand Bouffe, was directed by Marco Ferreri.

Starring in it are Andréa Ferréol, Philippe Noiret, Michel Piccoli, Ugo Tognazzi, Marcello Mastroianni, and so forth. A bunch of buddies who want to eat themselves to death is the focus of the movie. It was divisive when it was first released because it parodies consumerism and bourgeois excess. It has gained cult status.

Ugo, a chef and restaurant owner, Marcello, a notorious womanizer and Alitalia pilot, Michel, a delicate television producer, and Philippe, a seasoned magistrate, are four middle-aged friends and members of the professional bourgeoisie who get together for a wild weekend at Philippe’s Parisian villa. Truckloads of good food and wine as well as three attractive and lithe prostitutes come there as the four guys set up for a Romanesque feast. Undoubtedly, the voracious and debased hedonists are committed to eating elegant morsels after intricate morsels till they are dead, but why?

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