A delicious detective comedy with an exceptional cast!
Max Vandeveer, gargantuan boss of a famous food magazine, makes and breaks the reputation of chefs around the world while satisfying his insatiable gourmet appetite. To ensure the good graces of the Queen of England, he organizes an exceptional meal cooked by chef Louis Kohner, with a dessert made by the gifted pastry chef, Natasha O'Brien. After being complimented by the Queen, the two leaders spend the night together. In the early morning, Natasha discovers Kohner's charred body in the latter's oven. Suspicion then falls on Robby Ross, her ex-husband and founder of a fast-food empire…
With La Grande Cuisine , Ted Kotcheff creates a detective comedy with a culinary sauce that is unique in its genre. Alongside George Segal and Jacqueline Bisset, he brings together an exceptional cast (including Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort and Jean-Pierre Cassel) which makes each scene delightful. Filmed in high places of gastronomy, such as Maxim's and La Tour d'Argent, and accompanied by music by Henry Mancini, La Grande Cuisine is a real delight of black humor!
THE LARGE KITCHEN (1978 – Colors – 108 mins)
SUPPLEMENTS . THE GASTRONOMIC CINEMA OF TED KOTCHEFF: THE 100 RECIPES OF "LA GRANDE CUISINE" (2011 – Colors – 60 mn) a film by Robert Fischer Ted Kotcheff retraces his career and recounts, through the various filming locations, the production of La Grande Cuisine , from the preparation of the film's menu to the choice of actors and restaurants for the sets.