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Delicatessen (1991)

Delicatessen
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7.7 IMDB rating
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Pascal Benezech Pascal Benezech
Tried to Escape
Dominique Pinon Dominique Pinon
Louison
Marie-Laure Dougnac Marie-Laure Dougnac
Julie Clapet
Karin Viard Karin Viard
Mademoiselle Plusse
Ticky Holgado Ticky Holgado
Marcel Tapioca
Anne-Marie Pisani Anne-Marie Pisani
Madame Tapioca
Boban Janevski Boban Janevski
Young Rascal


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Jean-Pierre Jeunet Jean-Pierre Jeunet
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Marc Caro Marc Caro
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Essential viewing in post-apocalyptic tradition

8 years, 9 months ago at Sep 21 16:47
7 votes
Amazing first feature film by Jeunet, Delicatessen joins the tradition of post-apocalyptic genre. As in Luc Besson's Le Dernier Combat (1983), we just see a world gone wrong with no explaining why and how. I assume this film takes place somewhere in France in the near future, but it really doesn't matter. Even more, Delicatessen joins Terry Gilliam's Brazil (1985) in both visual style and atmosphe... read more

Mis-steak!

9 years, 1 month ago at May 30 3:00
4 votes
This film was a huge disappointment for me. I tend to go into every film with an open mind, but I approached this one almost certain that I'd enjoy it. However, there were numerous times throughout that I just felt like turning it straight off. I just couldn't wait for the film to end.

Vague and confusing throughout, I picked up most of the plot from the synopsis on the back of the ... read more

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9 years, 1 month ago at May 1 16:27
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It has a very original plot. Indeed. And it's different from all other movies, no question about it... The thing is: I can't watched it again even if my life depended on it.
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Description: Gentle clown Louison (Dominique Pinon) moves into an apartment building with a deli on the ground floor and falls for the butcher's daughter, Julie (Marie-Laure Dougnac). It's soon discovered that Julie's father (Jean-Claude Dreyfus) is actually butchering people ( a la Sweeney Todd) and selling the meat to tenants. At a crossroads, Julie must decide whether to remain loyal to her father or expose him to save Louison from becoming the next entree. ... (more)
Release date: 3 April 1992
Tags: French (18), France (18), 1990s (17), Comedy (16), 1991 (16), Cannibalism (16), Dystopia (13), Black Comedy (11), Surreal (11), Romance (9), Food (8), Surrealism (8), Drama (7), Fantasy (7), Steampunk (6), Satire (6), Future (5), Suicide Attempt (4), (4), Post Apocalyptic (4)
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