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Delicatessen

  • France / 1991 / 99min /Colour
  • Original Title : Delicatessen
  • Director : Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro

Synopsis

In a post-apocalyptic society where food is so rare it's invaluable and used as currency, and people eat each other, a young clown applies for a job at a local delicatessen. The butcher's intent is to have him work for a little and then serve him to his stranger than normal tenants who pay him in, of course, grain. This clown falls in love with the butcher's daughter who tries to foil her father's plans by contacting the rebels. The rebels are possibly the most sensible of the lot, as they see food as food and not money. This film is a hysterical exercise in style and a quite brilliant debut.

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