Marco Ferreri's La Grande Bouffe

In Marco Ferreri's 1973 film La Grande Bouffe, four upper-middle-class professional men (a lawyer, a TV producer, a chef, and an airplane pilot) decide to commit group suicide by gorging themselves to death. At the lawyer’s remote country house, they order in massive amounts of food to get the job done. In this scene, the first meat delivery is made. Many of the movie’s discordant tones and levels of meaning are in evidence in this brief clip, from the comedy of Noiret’s intial “fart” noise, to the invocation of Hamlet, to Mastrianni’s somber announcement that the feast (in other words, the men's journey towards death) has begun, to the carnal parade of raw meat being unloaded into the bare yard...

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.