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Blow Out

Blow Out

A Feature film by Marco Ferreri

Produced by Films 66, Mara Films

Release in France : 22/05/1973


    Four wealthy middle-aged men decide to get together at a country villa and eat themselves to death. They are: Marcello, a pilot; Ugo, a chef; Philippe, a judge; and Michel, a television executive. After the first night, they agree that something is lacking: female company. They recruit three prostitutes and a local primary school teacher, Andrea. The prostitutes, disgusted, depart after a few days, but Andrea appears to be having the time of her life and stays the course. Although the food is magnificent, it soon becomes apparent that this is not the nicest way to go…

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    Executive Producers :

    Films 66, Mara Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gaumont, Tamasa Distribution

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    Marco Ferreri won the FIPRESCI Prize given by the International Federation of Film Critics at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival.

    The film was somewhat controversial upon its original release with its scatological humour and comic depictions of sex and over-eating.

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    Full credits (24)

    Executive Producer :

    Jean-Pierre Rassam

    Dialogue Writer :

    Francis Blanche

    Screenwriters :

    Marco Ferreri, Rafael Azcona

    Director of Photography :

    Mario Vulpiani

    Sound assistants :

    Jean Fontaine, Michel Laurent

    Production Manager :

    Alain Coiffier

    Sound Editor :

    William Flageollet

    Continuity supervisors :

    Laurence Lemaire, Monique Prim

    Music Composer :

    Philippe Sarde

    Costume designer :

    Gitt Magrini

    Music Performer :

    Michel Piccoli

    Additional Music :

    Hubert Rostaing

    Assistant directors :

    Enrico Bergier, Remy Duchemin, Jacqueline Ferreri, François Lavigne

    Producer :

    Vincent Malle

    Foreign producers :

    Edmondo Amati, Maurizio Amati

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Pierre Ruh

    Assistant Operators :

    Jacques Dorot, Yves Pouffary

    Editors :

    Claudine Merlin, Gina Pignier

    Production Assistant :

    Annie Cabat

    Production Designers :

    Michel de Broin, Claude Suné

    Director of Photography :

    Pasquale Rachini

    Special Effects :

    Paul Trielli

    Make-up Artists :

    Jacky Bouban, Alfonso Gola

    Still Photographer :

    Bernard Prim

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    Feature film

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    French, Italian

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    France, Italy

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    Majority French (France, Italy)

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    2 h 10 min

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    Posters (15)


    News (2)

    Festival Selections (2)

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1973

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1973)


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