Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Must See French Film -Delicatessen

Delicatessen (1991) is a French black comedy film, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro, starring Dominique Pinon. It is set in a post-apocalyptic apartment building in a France of an ambiguous time period. The story focuses on the tenants of the apartment and their desperate bids to survive. Among these characters is a newly arrived tenant, who arrives to replace a tenant whose reason for departure is initially unclear. The butcher, Clapet, is the leader of the apartment who strives to keep control and balance in the apartment.
It is largely a character-based film, with much of the interest being gained from each tenants own particular idiosyncrasies and their relationship to each other. A very surrealistic film, but one I love. If you like the movie "Brazil", you will like this one too.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet is also the director of Amelie.

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