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Delicatessen -- The cult indie black comedy from the creators of AMELIE and CITY OF LOST CHILDREN.


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Jean-Pierre Jeunet (screenplay)
Marc Caro (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 April 1992 (USA) See more »
A futuristic comic feast
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 »
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 13 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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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)
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
Thérèse Chevalier .... thanks
Olivier Chiavassa .... thanks
Jean Villiers .... thanks

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Rated R for violence
99 min
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Did You Know?

Jean-Pierre Jeunet got the idea for the movie in 1988 while vacationing in America. He said after staying in America's hotels he felt the food was so bad that "it tasted like real humans". Then came the idea.See more »
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 »
Louison:This is a job for the Australian!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Archives of Jean-Pierre Jeunet (2001) (V)See more »


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28 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
The cornerstone of originality, 23 July 2002
Author: Dockelektro from Portugal

Clever ideas and good notion of filmmaking are at the core of this movie, whose storyline is the smallest asset. But you won't really care when you see it, because even though the story isn't really elaborate, what you have here is one of the most original movies you'll ever get your eyes on. The setting is perfect, with no historic or geographic references, only an estranged building, which doesn't have a single straight normal tenant. The result is a magnificent work of actors, cinematography and set dressing, that makes the most of visual resources for a movie. The directors Jeunet & Caro show their true potential in this movie that will keep you glued with its naive-like comedy style, and its unique set of characters, which could generate a separate movie about each and every one of them. Magnificent, and truly original.

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