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The Big Feast (La Grande Abbuffata) (1973)

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Philippe Noiret Philippe Noiret
Philippe
Monique Chaumette Monique Chaumette
Madeleine
Louis Navarre Louis Navarre
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A great movie

4 years, 9 months ago at Feb 17 11:25
To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and I should definitely re-watch it at some point. Still, I can remember this movie as if I watched it yesterday. Indeed, it had a huge impact on me and it became instantly one of my all-time favorites. Basically, I had never seen such a black comedy before and I thought it was just really intriguing. It’s like the concept (4 friends... read more
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Description: La Grande Bouffe (Italian: La grande abbuffata, English: The Grande Bouffe and Blow-Out) is a 1973 French–Italian film directed by Marco Ferreri. It stars Marcello Mastroianni, Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Piccoli and Philippe Noiret. The film tells the story of four friends who gather in a villa for the weekend with the express purpose of eating themselves to death. Bouffer is French slang for "excessive eating". (the Italian abbuffata means "great eating"). The first protagonist, Ugo, owner and chef of a restaurant, "The Biscuit Soup", decides to commit suicide, probably because of misunderstandin ... (more)
Release date: 22 May 1973
UPC: 014381477924
Tags: 1970s (7), Comedy (5), Drama (5), Food (5), Satire (5), 1973 (4), France (4), Death (3), Chef (3), Italy (3), Suicide (3), Pilot (3), Judge (3), Eating (2), Black Comedy (2), Prostitution (2), Overeating (1), Antique Car (1), Schoolteacher (1), Cooking (1)
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