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Delicatessen (1991)

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Starring (View all)
Dominique Bettenfeld Dominique Bettenfeld
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Eric Averlant Eric Averlant
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Marc Caro Marc Caro
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Dominique Zardi Dominique Zardi
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Jean-François Perrier Jean-François Perrier
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Silvie Laguna Silvie Laguna
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Written by (View all)
Gilles Adrien Gilles Adrien
(screenplay)
Marc Caro Marc Caro
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Essential viewing in post-apocalyptic tradition

12 years, 1 month ago at Sep 21 16:47
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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

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12 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!

12 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.
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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: 17 April 1991
Tags: French (18), France (17), Comedy (16), 1990s (16), Cannibalism (15), 1991 (14), Dystopia (13), Black Comedy (10), Surreal (10), Surrealism (8), Food (8), Romance (8), Fantasy (7), Drama (7), Satire (6), Future (5), Steampunk (5), Suicide Attempt (4), (4), Bathroom (3)
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