Delicatessen

Delicatessen

Delicatessen

The cult-favourite debut from Jean-Pierre Jeunet (who would go on to direct Amélie), a surreal, post-apocalyptic, black comedy. Set entirely in an apartment complex, a food-shortage allows for butcher Clapet to run a macabre business using human flesh to feed his customers.

1991Rating: M99 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
ComedyScience FictionWorld Cinema

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Variety

Variety

A zany little film that's a startling and clever debut.

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Time Out

Time Out

Increasingly inventive as it progresses... a fast, funny feature debut that entertains from sinister start to frantic finish.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

With their detached, sardonic and decidedly sick slant, Jeunet and Caro have served up a burnt-to-a-crisp feast.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A fair bet for cultdom, a lot more likeable than its subject matter suggests, and simply essential viewing for vegetarians.

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BBC

BBC

A hugely enjoyable film... welds comedy and magic into a bizarre, grotesque fantasy of an oddball dystopian future.

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