I remember very well when this movie came out in France. Indeed, before its release, there was quite some buzz. Since 'Delicatessen', the previous movie directed by Caro & Jeunet turned out to be a huge cult-classic in my home country, the expectations were really high concerning their follow-up, especially since it was the most expensive French movie ever made at the time if I recall it correctly. Anyway, I even went to see in the movie theater when it was released but, to be honest, I actually ended up with some mixed feelings about the damned thing. Sure, it was visually impressive, no doubt at about it, but there was something that slightly bothered me with this tale. I mean, it was fairly entertaining but, somehow, I had a rather hard time to care for these characters and what they were going through. Eventually, it would be the last movie made by Caro & Jeunet together and even though Jean-Pierre Jeunet had a pretty good career on his own afterwards, I think it’s too bad those guys never worked again together. Anyway, even though I wasn’t completely sold by the damned thing, it was still pretty good and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.