La Grande Bouffe (1973)

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Avg Rating: 3.5 / 5. Voted: 42

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AKA: The Big Feast
Directed by: Marco Ferreri
Starring: Philippe Noiret (Philippe), Marcello Mastroianni (Marcello), Michel Piccoli (Michel), Ugo Tognazzi (Ugo), Andrea Ferreol (Andrea)
Country: France
Language: French (Eng Subs)
Runtime: 02:09:52
Genres: Overeating, Farting

Plot – Spoilers:
Four middle-aged friends wrap up their lives to spend the next few weeks at an old mansion. The friends range from a horny pilot to a judge who’s grown into middle-age on his nanny’s tits.

The get-together at the mansion has a very serious objective – to indulge in extreme overeating, in the hope of fatal consequences. After a while of eating copious ornate meals, they realize that the sensual pleasures thus obtained need to be complemented by penile pleasures. And so they hook up with a few prostitutes and a plump passerby teacher who seems to dig their grand plans.

La Grand Bouffe is a classy portrayal of what could perhaps be a gross-out experience for some. Its pinnacle is probably a scene of sexual farting. Until that’s topped by musical farting that rapidly morphs into terminal farting.

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cal
cal
August 8, 2023 2:01 am

im so fukign confused

fred fat
fred fat
March 27, 2023 8:03 pm

A wild boar, ready for the most subtle marinades…two superb deers with soft eyes, flesh imbued with the perfumes of the Clouves forest…ten dozen semi-wild guinea fowls fed on grain and juniper…three dozen innocent Ardennes cockerels…one dozen chickens from and around Bresse…a hindquarter of beef from the rich pastures of Charolais…five dozen innocent salt-meadow lambs from Mont Saint-Michel…” Since this is a family site I won’t describe the delights of the prostitutes they’ve also ordered. You’ll see those soon enough. When these four sophisticated men, ennui leaking from their souls like the fluid draining from those two superb deers, speak of kissing the oyster, it’s not the oysters they have in mind. In fact, what they seem to welcome is death by satiation. If food and sex are humankind’s two glorious distractions from boredom, these four men discover a way to check out with a belch and a groan. It will be glorious, endless dinner at the unused Paris manse of one of them. The Whore Menu will be a masterpiece…”a sauté of fat and lean given by four gourmet epicureans for three young ladies in twelve courses. Crayfish a la Mozart on a bed of rice with sublime Aurore Sauce…soft-shell lobster served as a first course…” The dinner will be memorable…four jaded men, three whores and Andrea (Andrea Ferreol), a schoolteacher. And we’re only 44 minutes into this more than two-hour movie. One thing for sure, There’ll have to be breakfast What on earth are we to make of… Read more »

Mechanical Bystander
Mechanical Bystander
January 8, 2023 6:03 am

Boring.

Andrew
Andrew
October 13, 2022 11:14 pm

Watched in when it first came out just watched now and has improved with age its absolutely marvellous

Sophie
Sophie
November 11, 2021 12:57 am

For any people from the UK out there ,this film should be up there on Gemma Collins favourites!????

Big safet
Big safet
October 30, 2021 3:40 am

What was the names of these meals they served?

Alice
Alice
June 4, 2021 7:44 am

I took two days to finish this movie, couldn’t watch it in one sitting cos it’s a slow and long movie…. but I love the concept of eating oneself to death…. 5/5 ratings.

Heidi
Heidi
June 1, 2021 8:57 am

I lasted 15 minutes, then gave up in boredom. The French might think it’s great – I think it’s over rated.

Miller
Miller
May 28, 2021 9:36 pm

That Andrea was sensual

Najam in Montreal
Najam in Montreal
May 27, 2021 10:43 pm

Hey admin, Najam here,
Erotic strange feelings, one for us gals, so sensual and effed !
I must give La Grande Bouffe a 5/5 it’s how you guys say, gives me a on hard.

Kenis
Kenis
May 27, 2021 4:58 pm

I recommend the tin drum 1979

Mike the Tramp
Mike the Tramp
May 27, 2021 5:52 am

Think I’ll skip dinner. And maybe breakfast too tomorrow.

Nobody
Nobody
May 27, 2021 5:17 am

I should have left when the hookers left.

Paulette
Paulette
May 26, 2021 3:18 pm

Merci pour ce film assez intéressant 🙂