Absurdal idea for a film: four middle-aged friends meet in a villa in Paris to eat (actually gorge themselves) until they die. We do not even know why they do it, maybe it is the ultimate form of decadent life? They prepare the food themselves and in the course of the evening they talk about their successes, watch erotic movies and most of all they eat. The next evening they are joined by four women - three prostitutes and their lonely friend. Over time they reach their goal they die of gluttony, all but one...
A sophisticated film that aimed to shock the viewers, who are watching it with disgust and curiosity at the same time. It is a great film with good music, excellent performances of the actors, but this is not a movie for the average viewer. Back in 1970s it was the directorâ€™s artistic provocation - to show this orgy of gluttony and sex in a film was unheard of, even in later years.
The characters have the same names as the actors that play them.