Credits: Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro and starring Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Pascal Benezech, Marie-Laure Dougnac, Karin Viard, Dominique Pinon, Ticky Holgado, Anne-Marie Pisani, Boban Janevski, Mikael Todde, Edith Ker, Rufus, Jacques Mathou, Howard Vernon, Chick Ortega and Silvie Laguna.
Details: (M), 99 mins, France,
Synopsis: The owner of a butcher's shop and the apartment building above it has the uncanny knack of providing high quality meat at odds with the down-at-heel environment. The building's new superindent, a former circus clowm, suspects something is awry.
The cartoon-like approach, makes an appalling premise, seem almost tasty.
Four years ago, the film Amelie was a huge hit for French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. This week Marc Fennell, takes a look at the films that lead up to Amelie\'s success.Most of Jean-Pierre Jeunet\'s films were co-directed with: Marc Caro who handled the design while Jeunet directed the actors. Their short films won a string of awards, so in 1991 they took the plunge into feature film with Delicatessen.After an unseen war, meat has become scarce. The inhabitants of a small village have turned to eating the visitors. When an unsuspecting clown comes to stay\'the locals get hungry.Jeunet and Caro create a fantasy world of diabolically imaginative visual gags. Everything from the use of colour to the shape of people\'s heads - is exaggerated or distorted. The \'cartoon-like approach, makes an appalling premise, seem almost tasty. Delicatessen\'s success allowed Jeunet & Caro to realise an idea they\'d been sitting on for ten years\'The City Of Lost Children.
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