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DELICATESSEN (1991)

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Combining surreal horror, dystopian fantasy and warped comedy, Delicatessen - a breakthrough for Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie, A Very Long Engagement, Micmacs) - is set in a post-apocalyptic Paris where conventional society has reached a state of collapse. Grain is now used as currency and meat has become a rare commodity. Meanwhile an unemployed clown finds work as a maintenance man in a squalid apartment block above a butcher’s shop. Having fallen in love with the owner’s daughter, he soon discovers the sinister truth behind the ominous landlord’s unsavoury intentions. Between blossoming romance and disappearing tenants, his only hope for survival looks to rest with the members of an underground militia of radical vegetarian freedom fighters. Or is it already too late?

Part of the Meat season. Also showing: Killer of Sheep, On Body and Soul, Raw

  • DIR. MARC CARO, JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET
  • CAST. MARIE-LAURE DOUGNAC, DOMINIQUE PINON
  • YEAR. 1991
  • COUNTRY. FRANCE
  • RUN-TIME. 96 MINS
  • RATING. 15

£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)

Doors 7:00PM

Film 7:30PM

Delightfully original
— Empire
A wealth of delicious comic detail… Jeunet and Caro’s fast, funny feature debut entertains from sinister start to frantic finish
— Time Out
Delicatessen makes Edward Scissorhands look like The Magic Roundabout… Superbly conceived, brilliantly executed, it surpasses expectation and defies description
— Eye for Film
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