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
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.