|Thurs 13th August||7.45pm|
Dir: Marco Ferreri | France | 125 mins | France w/Eng Subtitles
Cast | Marcello Mastroianni, Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret
Marco Ferreri’s subversive, scatological black comedy classic is a story of four gourmands who, bored with their mundane lives, decide to end it all by holing up in a Parisian villa and eating themselves to death in a culinary and sexual orgy of impeccable food, fine wines, some extremely accommodating women and general hedonism. Made in 1972, it still tests the limits of shockability, but behind the horror is an evergreen satire on life, the world and appetites in general.
“A fabulous feast of desire and disgust […] authentically perverted, drenched in ennui” **** Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
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