Delicatessen Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 1733

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 72

Theatrical Release Date: 10/06/1991

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 08/26/2008

Language: French

Genre: Comedy, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Actors: Dominique Pinon, Marie-Laure Dougnac, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Karin Viard, Ticky Holgado, Anne-Marie Pisani

Plot: In a post-apocalyptic world, food has become the new currency and a vicious landlord / butcher serves up troublesome people as food for his quirky tenants. -- Chris Kavan

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/11/2019

While it lacks the Orwellian commentary of Terry Gilliam's "Brazil," the vision and influence is recognizable. "Delicatessen" is a depraved horror-comedy with a deliciously wicked sense of humor.

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Moviehead - wrote on 03/26/2012

Entertaining and imaginative but definitely not brilliant. Could be better

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/15/2012

A glimpse of the visual genius that Jeunet would perfect with Amelie and A Very Long Engagement. The film creates an intriguing world of grotesque characters, fantastic set pieces, and a stirring score. Some great dark comedy, as well.

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 04/09/2013

A fun dark comedy with a futuristic premise. the clown (Pinon) and Julie (Dougnac) become friends but is hindered by the jaded Clapet (Jean-Claude Dreyfus). "Life is wonderful." then the BS detector activates. Just of many subtle but laughable scenes from a unique futuristic film. Boasts of a witty screenplay and a spectacular set. Memorable lines: There's a tough world and I didn't make it." - Butcher. "Nobody is entirely evil: it's that circumstances that make them evil, or they don't know they are doing evil." - Louison. Highlights would be the music emanating from various sources, dream sequence and it's finale. Though it has loads of questionable sequences such as the hatred of Clapet when he thinks Loiuson was a nice person, lack of history of the Troglodistes and the …

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