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Delicatessen (1991)

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Release Date
• USA: Apr 3, 1992
DVD Release Date
• R2: 15 Apr 2002

Running Time
1 hour, 39 minutes

Country France

Studio Constellation, Hachette Premiere, Union Generale Cinematographique

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• Delicatessen

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Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Cannibals, Black Comedy, Post-Apocalypse, Campy, Surreal, Fantasy, Satire, Escape, Murder, Kidnapping, Futuristic

Tagline: A futuristic comic feast

Plot: 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.

Caro and Jeunet have a flair for visual communication and comedy that overflows in DELICATESSEN, keeping viewers engaged in the film even when the style seems to swallow the plot. In one of the most mimicked scenes of the 1990s (most notably in commercials), the directors

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 Directed by
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Amelie from Montmartre, Alien: Resurrection, The City of Lost Children
Marc Caro
The City of Lost Children, Bunker de la dernière rafale, Le, Dernier chaperon rouge, Le
 Written by
Gilles Adrien
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Pascal Benezech
Coup de tête, Arlette
Dominique Pinon
Amelie from Montmartre, Alien: Resurrection, The City of Lost Children
Marie-Laure Dougnac
Foutaises, Au petit Marguery
Jean-Claude Dreyfus
The City of Lost Children, Deux frères, Fitzcarraldo
Karin Viard
Time Out, Summer Things, Tatie Danielle
Ticky Holgado
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Anne-Marie Pisani
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 Music By
Carlos D'Alessio
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