Tag Archives: Marco Ferreri

La Grande Bouffe (1973) Marco Ferreri, Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, Ugo Tognazzi, Comedy, Drama

La Grande Bouffe (1973)
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.
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La casa del sorriso / The House of Smiles (1998) Marco Ferreri, Ingrid Thulin, Dado Ruspoli, Enzo Cannavale, Drama, Romance

La casa del sorriso (Marco Ferreri, 1998)
Adelina, a former “Miss Smiles” beauty queen, is a resident at a senior citizen retirement home. Her joie de vie and unfaded beauty make her attractive to the male residents, especially Andrea, a dapper and charming but married septuagenarian. Their initial mutual attraction evolves into physical desire, but their families and the conservative culture of the institution conspire against their consummating their love.
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