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Delicatessen 1991

A futuristic comic feast.
This bizarre surrealistic black comedy takes place in a small fictitious post-apocalyptic town where food is scarce and butcher Clapet has the macabre business of using human flesh to feed his customers. Yet when his daughter falls in love with his next slaughter victim things turn into chaos.


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Decided to rent this one on VUDU after a friend told me of it being "artsy", and definitely is pretty artsy. I like the visual style: the tilted camera angles, the choice of colors, transitions and close-up shots which reminded me of the cinematography in films like Jacob's Ladder (1990), Dead Alive (1990), 12 Monkeys (1995), and Babe (1995). The characters are strange and interesting. It all takes place in a post-apocalyptic France in this one small apartment building where the landowner sells human delicacy. Mademoiselle Plusse, played by Karin Viard, is such a hottie in this. It has a few comical moments here and there with the rhythmic music, and ends with a triumphant love story. I might pick this up on Blu-ray someday.

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Weird, well-written character-driven dark comedy.

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