Explore
 Lists  Reviews  Images  Update feed
Categories
MoviesTV ShowsMusicBooksGamesDVDs/Blu-RayPeopleArt & DesignPlacesWeb TV & PodcastsToys & CollectiblesComic Book SeriesBeautyAnimals   View more categories »
Listal logo

Delicatessen (1991)

Directed by


Starring (View all)
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


Written by (View all)
Jean-Pierre Jeunet Jean-Pierre Jeunet
(screenplay)
Marc Caro Marc Caro
(screenplay)


Lists

491 votes
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (1001 items)
list by upidipi
Published 12 years, 6 months ago 874 comments
194 votes
Unforgettable Movie Houses. (53 items)
list by I.T.log
Published 10 years, 6 months ago 42 comments
182 votes
500 Essential Cult Movies (502 items)
list by Mackenzi
Published 4 years, 8 months ago 6 comments
137 votes
Movie Title Screenshots (115 items)
list by daparafuseta
Published 11 years, 3 months ago 8 comments
134 votes
Black Comedy - Updated Jan 2015 (358 items)
list by jaytoast
Published 11 years, 8 months ago 40 comments

Delicatessen Videos

Delicatessen (1991) Trailer

87 Views, 1 votes

Added 6 years ago


Delicatessen (1991) trailer

759 Views

Added 13 years ago




Cover art, photos and screenshots

7 votes
4 votes
4 votes
3 votes
3 votes

View all Delicatessen pictures (31 more)

Reviews

Essential viewing in post-apocalyptic tradition

13 years, 1 month 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

Comic (?)

13 years, 5 months ago at May 1 16:27
7 votes
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.

au contraire!

13 years, 4 months ago at Jun 13 3:00
7 votes
To those who turned away or couldn't watch again...
I don't understand that reaction! I love this film and the artfulness of the direction and acting. I love the scene with the rhythms throughout the apartment building culminating in a climax. And so much more, even the final scene. A wonderful film with dark, but playful humor and optimism.
View all Delicatessen reviews
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: 17 April 1991
Tags: French (19), France (17), 1990s (17), Comedy (16), 1991 (15), Cannibalism (15), Dystopia (13), Black Comedy (11), Surreal (10), Romance (8), Food (8), Surrealism (8), Drama (7), Fantasy (7), Satire (6), Future (5), Steampunk (5), Suicide Attempt (4), (4), Bathroom (3)
My tags: Add tags

Update feed

The Mighty Celestial added this to a list 3 months, 1 week ago
My Top 199 Favorite Sci-Fi Movies... Of Like, Ever (199 movies items)

" It a post apocalyptic planet Earth, and in France, supposedly like everywhere else, meat is scarce. So when circus clown Louison comes to work at a local butcher shop, his hopes are high on attaining a steady means of living with the delicatessen's delicacies as a benefit of the job. Only soon to find out that it could be the very opposite of those things that he may "end" up with. Delicatessen is an "after the big one" small story that comes off a bit more charming that one would expect bas"


The Mighty Celestial added this to a list 3 months, 2 weeks ago
150 From Around The World: My Fave Foreign Films (150 movies items)

"It a post apocalyptic planet Earth, and in France, supposedly like everywhere else, meat is scarce. So when circus clown Louison comes to work at a local butcher shop, his hopes are high on attaining a steady means of living with the delicatessen's delicacies as a benefit of the job. Only soon to find out that it could be the very opposite of those things that he may "end" up with. Delicatessen is an "after the big one" small story that comes off a bit more charming that one would expect ba"


movieman added this to a list 4 months, 3 weeks ago
1991 Movies Ranked (85 movies items)
Triggerhappy6 added this to a list 6 months ago
Jean-Pierre Jeunet - Best to worst (12 movies items)

"My rating: 8/10 (co-directed it with Marc Caro)"


maxafa added this to a list 7 months ago
Debutant Movies (140 movies items)

"Marc Caro; Jean-Pierre Jeunet "


Defenestrated Jack posted 11 images [View All] 9 months, 1 week ago

jordanwiles94 added this to a list 12 months ago
mugwump11 added this to a list 1 year, 1 month ago
FOJOS FAVORITES (835 movies items)
maxafa added this to a list 1 year, 4 months ago
Post Apocalyptic (39 movies items)
maxafa added this to a list 1 year, 5 months ago
Surreal / Abstract cinema (83 movies items)
rickterenzi voted for an image 1 year, 5 months ago

crazymetalhead added this to a list 1 year, 6 months ago
johanlefourbe added this to a list 1 year, 8 months ago
1001 Movies ... my own version (1990's) (128 movies items)

" Notes: I’m not sure if this movie has a big reputation abroad but, in France, it is definitely considered as a massive cult-classic. Back in those days, there was no ‘Jean-Pierre Jeunet’ but only ‘Caro & Jeunet’, at least, that’s how they were known in France at the time. Anyway, coming back to our main feature, it seriously exceeded my expectations, something that sadly doesn’t happen very often these days, and I was just quite blown away by the whole thing. Indeed, first of al"


AVPGuyver21 added this to a list 1 year, 9 months ago
Movies I Watched in January 2020 (22 movies items)

" Date: 1/21/2020 Viewed: Blu-Ray Re-Watch Note: I haven't seen this movie since I was in High School back in 2007 and I still love this movie. This movie is a very surreal and creative dark comedy like no other matter. I love the art direction that this movie has because the cinematography does an amazing job on capturing the general tone of the movie. I can see why some people don't like this movie because dark humor is not everyone's cup of tea. It's too bad that we don't get many unique mo"


johanlefourbe added this to a list 1 year, 9 months ago
1001 Movies Chosen By Johanlefourbe (1001 movies items)

" Notes: I’m not sure if this movie has a big reputation abroad but, in France, it is definitely considered as a massive cult-classic. Back in those days, there was no ‘Jean-Pierre Jeunet’ but only ‘Caro & Jeunet’, at least, that’s how they were known in France at the time. Anyway, coming back to our main feature, it seriously exceeded my expectations, something that sadly doesn’t happen very often these days, and I was just quite blown away by the whole thing. Indeed, first of al"


G̲ʅσb̶∆ʅ J̅∆zZ∆l!s̲↱ added this to a list 1 year, 9 months ago
Stehako added this to a list 1 year, 10 months ago
G̲ʅσb̶∆ʅ J̅∆zZ∆l!s̲↱ added this to a list 1 year, 10 months ago
UncomPromising Movies (156 movies items)
kathy voted for an image 1 year, 11 months ago

Kandi voted for an image 1 year, 11 months ago

Meta_Ridley posted a image 1 year, 11 months ago

Stehako added this to a list 2 years, 2 months ago
Mikey M added this to a list 2 years, 2 months ago
Empire top 500 (450 movies items)
aLittleTyger voted for an image 2 years, 5 months ago

Stehako added this to a list 2 years, 11 months ago
Best Films of 1991 (90 movies items)

"a sweet little French film"


Achraf11 voted for 3 images 3 years ago

Polsko posted 2 images 3 years ago

Agent Kermit D. Fonz added this to a list 3 years, 2 months ago
Cleo added this to a list 3 years, 3 months ago
Beautiful film looks (102 movies items)
Agent Kermit D. Fonz added this to a list 3 years, 4 months ago
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Films: 1990-1991 (49 movies items)

" Directed by: Marc Caron and Jean-Pierre Jeunet Produced by: Claudie Ossard and Antoine Grujard Written by: Marc Caron, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and Gilles Adrien Cinematography: Darius Khondji Edited by: Herve Schneid Music by: Carlos D'Alessio Distributed by: Miramax Pictures"


»»Alex«« added this to a list 3 years, 5 months ago
Kookosbanaani added this to a list 3 years, 6 months ago
Elokuvapäiväkirja 2018 (216 movies items)

"12.4 Mielenkiintoinen post-apokalyptinen tieteiselokuva, jossa paljon omaperäistä mustaa huumoria, mutta toisaalta on myös Jean-Pierre Jeunet'n elokuvalle tyypillisesti hitusen liian eksentrinen makuuni. Amélie tämä ei onneksi ole. Esteettisesti hyvännäköistä- ja kuuloista valojen, varjojen, värien ja äänien sekoitusta. Itse olisin halunnut kannibalistista puolta näytettävän enemmän, sekä makaaberina että tyyliteltynä."


ToonHead2102 added this to a list 4 years ago
100 Years, 100 Futures (By Vote+) (31 movies items)

" DELICATESSEN Oliver. Total Score: 5 points. "


ToonHead2102 added this to a list 4 years ago
100 Years, 100 WTFs? (By Vote+) (37 movies items)

" DELICATESSEN Argus. Total Score: 5 points. "


ToonHead2102 added this to a list 4 years ago
100 Years, 100 Doomsdays (By Vote+) (23 movies items)

" DELICATESSEN Argus; Oliver. Total Score: 13 points. "


Kristian added this to a list 4 years, 1 month ago
Project #1 -1001 Movies I Must see Before I die- (1167 movies items)

" Rating iMDB: My Rating: Director: Actors: Genre: The Plot:"


mirinbuddy added this to a list 4 years, 2 months ago
1991 Films Ranked (54 movies items)
LBKitty added this to a list 4 years, 2 months ago
InTheWitheringWind added this to a list 4 years, 4 months ago
Favorite Movies (426 movies items)
Agent Kermit D. Fonz added this to a list 4 years, 6 months ago
The future kind of sucks. (388 movies items)

"Reason for the future sucking: Food is in very limited supply, and is used by people as cash. And people are being killed, are used as cheap meat substitute by products, by a butcher. Year it takes place: Unknown post apocalyptic French year."



« Prev12 Next »

People who liked this also liked

Rating: 7.8
Rating: 7.5
Rating: 7.5
Rating: 8.3
Rating: 8.6
Rating: 8.5
Rating: 7.3
Rating: 8.3
Rating: 7.8
Rating: 7.3
Rating: 7.6
Rating: 7.4
Rating: 6.9
Rating: 8.1
Rating: 8
Rating: 8.2
Rating: 7.4
Rating: 7.6
Rating: 7.7
Rating: 7.5
Rating: 8.7