Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Dominique Pinon, Marie-Laure Dougnac, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Karin Viard, Ticky Holgado
A post-apocalyptic Sweeney Todd, Delicatessen noisily explores the lives of outcasts living above a homicidal butcher, with Dominic Pinon as next-on-the-menu, circus performer turned maintenance-man, Louison. The butcher's daughter befriends Louison and works to keep him off the slab. Could their only hope be a band of vegetarian troglodytes in the sewers below?
Delicatessen’s style marries Gilliam with Burton while retaining a visceral, bloody edge and the illustrative use of the constant creaking, scraping and banging of tenement life leads to a most joyous final scene. A delight for the eyes and ears. Bon appétit!
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