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10 Films That Deserved To Win The Palme d'Or
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10 Films That Deserved To Win The Palme d'Or | 1973
1973

What should have won: La Grande Bouffe

What actually won: The Hireline / Scarecrow

La Grande Bouffe is something of a cult classic, the story of four men, three prostitutes and a schoolteacher who go away to a house in the country to eat themselves to death. Marco Ferreri's black comedy, however, lost out on the big prize at Cannes to Jerry Schatzberg's Scarecrow and Alan Bridges' The Hireling, neither of which ended up making much of a dent on the public consciousness, and neither of which featured nearly as much gluttony.

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Surely LA Confidental would have been a much worthier winner than either The Eel or Taste of Cherry?? More

Posted by MartinK75 on Saturday May 18, 2013, 12:44

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Doctor Zhivago didnt win because Sophia Loren was married to its producer Carlo Ponti. Trying doing some research instead of thinking you know everything. More

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