Delicatessen 1991

After years of working successfully in commercials and music videos, French directors Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet make a splashing feature-film debut, DELICATESSEN, a hysterical exercise in style. Scripted by comic book writer and frequent Caro and Je…
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LOW LEVEL VIOLENCE, ADULT THEMES

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After years of working successfully in commercials and music videos, French directors Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet make a splashing feature-film debut, DELICATESSEN, a hysterical exercise in style. Scripted by comic book writer and frequent Caro and Jeunet collaborator Gilles Adrien, the story follows a sweet-natured clown, Louison (Dominique Pinon), who moves into a run down apartment building with a delicatessen on the ground floor and falls in love with the butcher's daughter, Julie Clapet (Marie-Laure Dougnac). When it turns out that Julie's father (Jean-Claude Dreyfus) is actually butchering human beings and selling the meat to the carnivorous tenants of the building, Julie must decide if she will remain loyal to her father's business or expose the truth in order to save Louison from being the next victim. Taking place entirely inside, underneath, and on the roof of the delicatessen, the film uses an old pipe that runs throughout the building as a channel of communication for its characters.

Member Reviews

  • Unless you really get into serious arthouse movies, this movie will not impress you. Weird.

  • Very very weird, but very engrossing. Strange characters, strange situations............... weird.

  • I quite like food, and I thought that since the movie is called 'Delicatessen' food would feature quite a bit in it, but it didn't. This is a French language movie with English subtitles. I found this movie a bit strange, a little quirky, I guess, but probably only just bearable to watch because it was in a different language. If it was in English I'd have switched off after 10 minutes.

  • Stalker A Russian film that belongs back there, as far back into Siberia as possible. One monotone voice speaking over the top of Russian voices. 9/10 of the film could easily be cut and still not make a film. Boring, insipid, long silent theme of nothingness and a total waste of time. No story, no plot, no ending just plain no good. More entertaining reading the back cover.

  • This is one of those movies that leaves you thinking for ages after, you'll be laughing one minute and shocked the next. Thought provoking and wonderful - will leave you smiling and knowing you need to see it again!

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