Young Cheryl moves into her estranged aunt Martha's rundown King Edward Hotel. One of its offbeat residents, disturbed photographer George, takes special interest in her. Cheryl begins suspecting that a resident was murdered.
When a Paul enters his apartment to find Mary fighting off a swinger who has gotten into the wrong apartement (and thinks that Mary is just playing hard to get) he hits the man with a frying pan, killing him. Their dreams of running a small resturant seem to be in jeopardy until they decide to dispose of the body, keep the wallet, and to advertise for other sexually oriented visitors who are summarily killed, bagged, robbed and disposed of. This goes along quite well until one night a burglar named Raoul breaks in and cuts himself in for a piece of the action. Written by
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According to Issa Club's '10 Things I Learned: Eating Raoul' web-pages, "the film was shot on multiple stocks, cadged from a variety of sources. Much of it was shot on donated "short ends," short unused portions of unexposed film. Some of the longer runs of stock given to the production had been rejected by the donors because of noticeable mold growth on the cans that held it. The team shot the film and then crossed their fingers and delivered it to the developing lab". See more »
The man killed while Mary is wearing the "cartoon mouse" costume can be seen breathing while lying on the floor. See more »
[to Mary, after killing someone]
Well, there's one consideration. If you'd done what he asked, he would have died anyway.
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" Atmosphere " is the credit for the extras and background actors . See more »
One of the greatest comedies ever made (right up there with National Lampoon's Vacation, Caddyshack, Dumb and Dumber, and Clerks) that really makes a strong statement about swingers, s&m, rape, murder, and cannibalism without becoming tasteless. This is Bartel's greatest accomplishment. A major cult hit and deservingly so.
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