Four successful middle-aged men Marcello, a pilot; Michel, a television executive; Ugo, a chef; and, Philippe, a judge go to Philippe’s villa to eat themselves to death. After the first night, Marcello insists that women should join them. Three prostitutes make it through a day or two; Andrea, a local school teacher, stays to the end. The villa, the food, and a Bugati roadster are essential props.
Director: Marco Ferreri
Writer: Marco Ferreri (scenario & adaptation), Rafael Azcona (scenario & adaptation), Francis Blanche (dialogue)
Actors: Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, Ugo Tognazzi
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, All Movie Guide
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Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Comedy, Drama | France