Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet
FR, 1991, HD, VO FR ST ENG OND, 99'
After collaborating on a number of short films, friends Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet decided it was time for a full-length feature: their debut, “Delicatessen”, also turned out to be their big breakthrough. This surreal black comedy takes place in a murky post-apocalyptic France where food is scarce and the eccentric inhabitants of an isolated apartment block are obliged to resort to cannibalism to survive. Imaginative low-fi production design, delightfully cartoonish caricatures, deftly choreographed comic set-pieces and a touch of Grand Guignol add up to a bizarre and uniquely entertaining film experience.