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La grande bouffe / Jean-Pierre Rassam et Vincent Malle présentent ; un film de Marco Ferreri ; scénario et adaptation de Marco Ferreri et Rafael Azkona ; dialogues de Francis Blanche ; producteur délégué, Jean-Pierre Rassam ; une co-production, Mara Films, Paris, Les Films 66, Paris, Capitolina Produzioni Cinématografiche, Rome.

Ferreri, Marco, 1958- (film director,, screenwriter.). Azcona, Rafael, 1926-2008 (screenwriter.). Blanche, Francis, (screenwriter.). Rassam, Jean-Pierre, (film producer.). Malle, Vincent, (film producer.). Mastroianni, Marcello, 1924-1996 (actor.). Piccoli, Michel, 1925-2020 (actor.). Mains, Johnny, 1976- (author.). Tognazzi, Ugo, (actor.). Noiret, Philippe, (actor.). Mara Films (Firm), (production company.). Films 66 (Firm), (production company.). Capitolina Produzioni Cinematografiche, (production company.). Arrow Films (Firm), (publisher,, film distributor.). Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, Ugo Tognazzi. (Cast).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library DVD BLU-RAY COMEDY GRA (Text) 33187003964323 Digital Video Disc Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library DVD COMEDY GRA (Text) 33187003941164 Digital Video Disc Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (27 pages ; 15 cm).
  • Edition: Special edition.
  • Publisher: [London, England] Arrow Films, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes 1 DVD and 1 Blu-ray disc, 130 min. each.
"Release Date: 17th August 2015"--Arrow Films website.
Originally released as motion picture in 1973; restored by Arrow Films.
1 booklet (27 pages : illustrations (some color)) with essays by Johnny Mains and Michael Brooke inserted in container.
Special features include: behind-the-scenes footage of the making of La Grande bouffe, containing interviews with Ferrari and actors Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Ugo Tognazzi and Philippe Noiret; extracts from the television series Couleurs autour d'un festival featuring interviews with the cast and crew recorded during the Cannes Film Festival; a visual essay on the film with by Italian film scholar Pasquale Iannone; selected scenes commentary by Pasquale Iannone; news report from the Cannes Film Festival where La Grande bouffe caused a controversial stir, including Ferreri at the press conference; The farcical movie (Les morceaux de bravoure ; André Halimi propose; réalisation, George Paumier ; 28 min.), a French television profile of Marco Ferreri from 1975 in which the director discusses, among other things, the influence of Tex Avery, Luis Buñuel and Tod Browning's Freaks.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography, Mario Vulpiani; editing, Claudine Merlin, Gina Pignier; music, Philippe Sarde; discs and booklet producer, Michael Brooke.
Participant or Performer Note:
Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, Ugo Tognazzi.
Summary, etc.:
"The most famous film by Italian provocateur Marco Ferreri, La Grande bouffe was reviled on release for its perversity, decadence and attack on the bourgeoisie yet won the prestigious FIPRESCI prize after its controversial screening at the Cannes Film Festival. Four friends retreat to a country mansion where they determine to eat themselves to death whilst engaging in group sex with prostitutes and a local school teacher, who seems to be up for anything"--Arrow Films website.
Target Audience Note:
Rated: Not rated; MPAA: Rated NC-17 for some explicit sexuality.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, region 1,2; aspect ratio: 1.66:1; mono sound format.
Blu-ray disc, region A,B; aspect ratio: 1.66:1; mono sound format; requires Blu-ray player.
Language Note:
French soundtrack; with optional English subtitles.
Awards Note:
Cannes Film Festival 1973: FIPRESCI Prize (Marco Ferreri). Golden Screen, Germany 1974.
Genre: Fiction films.
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Experimental films.

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