Delicatessen (1991)

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Avg Rating: 4.2 / 5. Voted: 62

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Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro
Starring: Jean-Claude Dreyfus (Butcher), Dominique Pinon (Louison), Marie-Laure Dougnac (Julie), Karin Viard (Mademoiselle), Silvie Laguna (Aurore), Ticky Holgado (Marcel Tapioca), Anne-Marie Pisani (Madame Tapioca), Jacques Mathou (Roger Kube), Rufus (Robert Kube), Howard Vernon (Frog Man), Edith Ker (Old lady)
Country: France; Effed Up European Movies
Language: French (Eng Subs); Effed Up French Cinema
Runtime: 01:39:18
Genres: Bizarre-Surreal, Cannibalism-themed, Small creatures, Self-Harm

Plot – Spoilers:
In a post-apocalyptic French town, the barter system is in vogue. Those who have nothing left to barter, pay in flesh. The surface humans dine on the troglodytes, a rebel bunch of underground dwellers who live among the sewers like rats and are titillated by delicacies like corn. But the troglodytes have become slippery and are hard to come by. For the tenants of an apartment building, their landlord, a butcher is the big daddy who lures unsuspecting folk to the apartment where he eyes their flesh-potential and butchers them when they reach their optimum mass.

Delicatessen is a bizarre comedy featuring some of the most inventive and hilarious ways to kill yourself. Squeaky bed springs have also never been the source of such intense musical hilarity. The cannibalism is merely referenced and so there is no gore, if that’s what you were looking for. If you enjoy the bizarre, this is one of the top guns.

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LittleRichard
LittleRichard
March 13, 2024 5:05 pm

Self-indulgent nonsense.

Decent 5

anfr
anfr
September 19, 2023 10:38 pm

feels like an exaggeration that some of y’all call this a hard to get or follow movie. Anyway, what I wanted to actually comment on is that it’s my first time on thr website and I found it beautiful that nearly every comment gets a downvote here lol

Van
Van
August 22, 2023 6:53 am

I remember watching this with my parents. Still as good as i remembered it to be

You Know My Name
You Know My Name
July 22, 2023 3:13 am

This film, and films like Brazil, Inland Empire, Eraserhead, Europa, and City Of Lost Children are really fine examples of surrealism at its most brilliant, darkly comic, horrifying and imaginative.

JunkyardCat
JunkyardCat
May 10, 2023 12:24 pm

One of my all time favorites!

Regan MacNeil
Regan MacNeil
December 27, 2022 8:55 am

Girl with the cello was sexy . . . So beautiful with her big blue eyes . . . Imagine ejaculating in such a woman.

mol
mol
December 27, 2022 2:28 am

first watched this movie when i was around 9 years old. definitely fucked up my developing brain a bit but i love it so idc

Lizzy
Lizzy
March 27, 2022 8:09 pm

Drôle de film… mais j’ai bien aimé !
Il me rappelle, dans un sens, “La Carne” de Gaspard Noé ou encore “Les triplettes de Bellville”. le gore n’est pas vraiment pas présent, maaiissss le jeu des acteurs et l’ambience du film le remplace.
J’aime vraiment ce genre de film, trop intriguant !! :^D

Alice
Alice
February 28, 2022 2:49 am

It’s the same feeling I get from watching The Suicide Shop (and someone had already mentioned The City of Lost Children).

Another Dozy Cunt
Another Dozy Cunt
February 23, 2022 7:05 am

What kind of stupid-ass edgelord sits through 01:39:18 of unadulterated balderdash and acts like he gets it.

Nathan
Nathan
February 22, 2022 1:28 am

so i watched this film its weird it has no plot i would stick to jodorowskys movies personally!

Dee
Dee
February 20, 2022 1:01 am

Weirdest thing I’ve watched in quite a while.

The White Horseman
The White Horseman
February 19, 2022 9:14 am

Never liked Jeunet’s style.

Funky Town
Funky Town
February 17, 2022 1:15 am

Lovely!

Mo Moson
Mo Moson
February 14, 2022 12:40 pm

really sweet love story. solid 7/10 family friendly – no tiddie

ThenewCreator@YT
ThenewCreator@YT
February 12, 2022 5:21 pm

Wow that was something else forsure.The idea is really cool but the bad guy was a magooo and well magoos are magoos and honestly the starting credits show so much and made me to expect more but I felt like there was not enough horror to much dry romantic horror shop moments its not so good when wrong turn makes you look foolish in there canibal ways lol they were off inbred babies and this guy is just a regular possibly small portion of one but still XD he should of been more clever.
Overall. I enjoyed this movie but would not want to watch it a second time till after a while

u b funny
u b funny
February 12, 2022 4:43 pm

I only came here to read the comments.

Wary of dumbasses
Wary of dumbasses
February 12, 2022 11:49 am

The movie is classic like The City of Lost Children or Dark City. I saw it years ago in college. It’s not shocking or gory, per se, as with some other entries on site, but definitely a good movie and comical bc it’s weird af. I’d give it a 6.5-7/10.

dionNZ
dionNZ
February 12, 2022 7:39 am

boring asf french weirdness …i tried but it failed …id suggest not bothering but maybe u will like itif yr apillow biting ass bandit

Black guy
Black guy
February 11, 2022 12:03 pm

Ok movie, i give this 5/10, if you’re looking for gore you won’t find it here, just a slow paced story with very good acting.