This is not a recent film btw. It was made in 1973. The strange thing about La Grande Bouffe is that this group of gourmands (translation: gentlemen who love pigging out, often on gourmet food) is that the film never adequately explains what has led them to the snuffout point. Being pretty young when I saw it the motive probably flew over my head. Now that you’ve brought it back front and center, fire walk, it’s likely that they all had become totally jaded. Numbed out by excess. The exquisite petit mort of orgasm — be it from sex or that last monster belch — now distorted into the full blown desire to be eradicated eternally by what once gave pleasure.