Delicatessen (1991)

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Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants.




  • Jean-François Perrier in Delicatessen (1991)
  • Eric Averlant and Maurice Lamy in Delicatessen (1991)
  • Ticky Holgado in Delicatessen (1991)
  • Karin Viard in Delicatessen (1991)
  • Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro at an event for Delicatessen (1991)
  • Marie-Laure Dougnac and Dominique Pinon in Delicatessen (1991)

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14 September 2000 | mhi
| Love for detail shows at every turn
Jeunet & Caro have created a masterpiece. While certainly this film will not be everyone's cup of tea, I cannot recall anyone I know seeing it and not being delighted. No other movie I've seen so far could top this one for its combination of wittiness, dark humor, love for detail and collection of regular people holding a mirror up to each and everyone of us, showing us how strange we really are.

Indeed this movie will not be constrained by a classification as romance, comedy or science fiction or horror. It is much more than the sum of these - it is a work of art and the painstaking work and love for detail which Jeunet & Caro have put into it show everywhere you look.

This movie is definitely off-beat and I definitely love it!

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Release Date:

3 April 1992



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FRF24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,733 5 April 1992

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