La Grande Bouffe (1973)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy, Satire  |   Run Time - 130 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |   MPAA Rating - NC17
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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).

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chef, death, eating, hedonism, judge, pilot, sex, suicide, villa

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Cult Film