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Writers:
Jean-Pierre Jeunet (screenplay)
Marc Caro (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 April 1992 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A futuristic comic feast
Plot:
Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 13 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Masterpiece See more (161 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Marc Caro 
Jean-Pierre Jeunet 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gilles Adrien  dialogue
Gilles Adrien  screenplay
Marc Caro  screenplay
Jean-Pierre Jeunet  screenplay

Produced by
Claudie Ossard .... producer
 
Original Music by
Carlos D'Alessio 
 
Cinematography by
Darius Khondji 
 
Film Editing by
Hervé Schneid 
 
Casting by
Pierre-Jacques Bénichou 
 
Production Design by
Marc Caro 
 
Art Direction by
Miljen Kreka Kljakovic (chief art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Aline Bonetto 
 
Costume Design by
Valérie Pozzo di Borgo 
 
Makeup Department
Myriam Coulet .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Michèle Arnould .... production manager
Nadine Chaussonnière .... apprentice unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean-Christophe Spadaccini .... second assistant director
Jean-Marc Tostivint .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Gilles Baillot .... constructor
Valérie Berthoux .... model maker
Bernard Boivin .... chief constructor
Jean-Michel Boivin .... constructor
Marc Caro .... artistic director
Marc Caro .... storyboard artist
Jean-Philippe Carp .... set dresser (as Jean Philippe Carp)
Simon Carp .... second assistant art director
Simon Carp .... second assistant decorator
Marie Desforge .... model maker
Yves Domenjoud .... props
Nicolás Díaz .... sculptor
Gilles Faraldo .... constructor
Eric Frion .... constructor
Richard Gerardin .... constructor
Noël Guillot .... painter decorator
Jean-François Juvanon .... constructor
Vincent Lebrinon .... constructor
Loïc Lemoigne .... second assistant art director
Lotte Lemorgne .... second assistant decorator
Andréa Llinaeres .... model maker
Fabrice Maux .... constructor
Jacques Mery .... constructor
Igor Mollet .... constructor
Jean Rabasse .... model conceptionist
Claude Sanzey .... constructor
Valérie Sebast .... model maker
Silvia Sella .... constructor
Yann Sibiril .... constructor
Jérôme Signori .... model maker
Bertrand Terreyre .... constructor
Denis Vassal .... constructor
Serge Vassal .... constructor
Tom Wiggins .... constructor
 
Sound Department
Vincent Arnardi .... sound mixer
Marc Caro .... sound effects
Laurent Dreyer .... assistant sound mixer
Gérard Hardy .... sound editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... foley artist
Mario Melchiorri .... assistant foley artist
Muriel Moreau .... dialogue editor
Jérôme Thiault .... sound effects
Jérôme Thiault .... sound engineer
Jérôme Thiault .... sound supervisor
Jacques Thomas-Gérard .... adr mixer
Laurent Zeilig .... assistant sound engineer
Laurent Zeilig .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Jean-Baptiste Bonetto .... special effects
Yves Domenjoud .... special effects
Olivier Gleyze .... special effects
Lionel Mathis .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Baptiste Magnien .... optical effects: Acme
Pitof .... digital visual effects director
Antoine Simkine .... visual effects executive producer: Duboi
Jean-Marie Vives .... digital matte painter
Rip Hampton O'Neil .... director of reseach and development (uncredited)
 
Stunts
William Cagnard .... stunts
Rémi Canaple .... stunts
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunt coordinator
Arlette Spetebroot .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Franck Barreau .... electrician
Eric Caro .... set photographer
Rémy Chevrin .... first assistant camera
Bruno Dubet .... key grip
Bernard Gemähling .... chief electrician
Nicolas Juge .... additional electrician
Olivier Lancelle .... additional electrician
Philippe Le Sourd .... second assistant camera (as Philippe Lesourd)
Philippe Lesard .... second assistant camera
Lionel Perrin .... additional electrician
Ferencz Radnai .... additional electrician
Michel Sabourdy .... electrician
Stéphane Vidal .... additional grip
Yorgo Voyagis .... key grip (as Yorgo Voyatzis)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Véronique Degy .... assistant costumer
Valérie Pozzo di Borgo .... chief costumer
Marianne Vally .... assistant costumer
 
Editorial Department
Yvan Lucas .... color timer
 
Music Department
Jean-Michel Bergounboux .... music arranger
Isabele Pinadel .... musician: violoncello
Hervé Schneid .... music editor
Lev Sipolos .... musical saw
René Taquet .... musical consultant
Herbert Varron .... musician: violoncello
Hubert Varron .... musician: cello
 
Other crew
Marc Bruckert .... titles: Le Village
Yves Domenjoud .... accessories
Pierre Dufour .... location scout
Emmanuel Jaffre .... caterer
Marie-Christine Malbert .... publicist
Arlette Mas .... production administrator
Michael Mendelsohn .... banker/production financier
Gérard Sionneau .... groupman
Aruna Villiers .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Thérèse Chevalier .... thanks
Olivier Chiavassa .... thanks
Jean Villiers .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence
Runtime:
99 min
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Trivia:
Rumored to be a surrealistic interpretation of The Delicate Delinquent (1957).See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Julie first invites Louison to her house, she accidentally throws a vase to the floor. There is no "crash" sound when the vase is destroyed.See more »
Quotes:
Clapet:You think this is a safari, bitch?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Micmacs (2009)See more »

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115 out of 137 people found the following review useful.
Masterpiece, 15 October 2004
Author: Ben Grimm from Rotterdam, The Netherlands

If Citizen Kane is the number one movie to see to learn anything about cinematography, this might as well be at number 2.

Delicatessen succeeds at creating a totally separate, consistent and believable universe with a very distinct atmosphere. The brown and green colors add to the weirdness of this universe.

Is it horror? Yes and no. Is it a comedy? Yes and no. Is it brilliant? Oh yes!

Everybody involved in the making of this picture gave it its best. The camera work is brilliant, the sets are simply amazing (with the final bathroom scene at the pinnacle), the editing and pace is breathtaking.

This could have been a very dark movie (and I guess a few Hollywood directors would have tried to turn it into a splatter movie and fail miserably), but the humor is just light, off-beat and hilarious enough to make it into a consistent and bearable whole. Every universe has its humor, and a strange universe has strange humor. Jacques Tati would have loved Delicatessen.

Julie's 'tea ceremony' without her glasses, the mattress spring test, Aurore's failing suicide contraptions, it's all funny as hell. I hope everyone who is even marginally involved in making movies gets to see Delicatessen and learns from its greatness. We could sure use a touch of genius in most of them ...

10/10

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