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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 & 11 nominations See more »
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Directed by
Marc Caro 
Jean-Pierre Jeunet 
Writing credits
Jean-Pierre Jeunet (screenplay) &
Marc Caro (screenplay) &
Gilles Adrien (screenplay)

Gilles Adrien (dialogue)

Jean-Pierre Jeunet (shooting script)

Produced by
Antoine Grujard .... post producer
Claudie Ossard .... producer
Original Music by
Carlos D'Alessio 
Cinematography by
Darius Khondji 
Film Editing by
Hervé Schneid 
Casting by
Pierre-Jacques Bénichou  (as Pierre-Jacques Benichou)
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
Nathalie Champigny .... key hair stylist
Myriam Coulet .... assistant makeup artist
Hugo Quiroga .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Michèle Arnould .... production manager
Grégoire Barachin .... assistant unit manager
Nadine Chaussonnière .... apprentice unit manager (as Nadine Chaussonniere)
Patrice Poupard .... assistant unit manager
Jacques Scarrone .... unit production manager
Jérôme Tokarz .... 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
Aline Bonetto .... set designer
Marc Caro .... storyboard artist
Jean-Philippe Carp .... set designer
Jean-Philippe Carp .... set dresser
Simon Carp .... second assistant art director
Marie Desforge .... model maker (as Marie Desforges)
Yves Domenjoud .... props
Nicolás Díaz .... sculptor (as Nicolas Diaz)
Gilles Faraldo .... constructor
Eric Frion .... constructor
Richard Gerardin .... constructor
Noël Guillot .... painter decorator
Jean-François Juvanon .... constructor
Miljen Kreka Kljakovic .... set designer (as Kreka)
Miljen Kreka Kljakovic .... set dresser (as Miljen Kljakovic)
Vincent Lebrinon .... constructor
Loïc Lemoigne .... second assistant art director
Andréa Llinaeres .... model maker
Fabrice Maux .... constructor
Jacques Mery .... constructor
Igor Mollet .... constructor
Jean Rabasse .... concept: roof
Jean Rabasse .... model conceptionist
Jean Rabasse .... set designer
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 .... re-recording mixer
Marc Caro .... sound effects
Laurent Dreyer .... assistant sound mixer
Gérard Hardy .... sound editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Didier Jouyaux .... assistant sound editor
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... foley artist
Anne-Marie Lhote .... sound editor (as Anne-Marie L'Hote)
Mario Melchiorri .... assistant foley artist
Muriel Moreau .... dialogue editor
Daniel Orsini .... assistant dialogue editor
Julie Pribula .... trainee dialogue editor
Jérôme Thiault .... sound effects
Jérôme Thiault .... sound engineer
Jérôme Thiault .... sound
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: Duran
Antoine Simkine .... digital visual effects: Duran
Vincent Tully .... motion control: Acme
Yves Tully .... motion control: Acme
Jean-Marie Vives .... digital matte painter
Rip Hampton O'Neil .... director of reseach and development (uncredited)
William Cagnard .... stunts (as Williams Cagnard)
Rémi Canaple .... stunts
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunt coordinator
Didier Moirot .... stunts
Arlette Spetebroot .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Franck Barreau .... electrician
Eric Caro .... set photographer
Rémy Chevrin .... first assistant camera
Philippe Derobert .... generator operator (as Philippe Mazure de Robert)
Bruno Dubet .... key grip
Bernard Gemähling .... chief electrician (as Bernard Gemahling)
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
Gérard Sionneau .... generator operator
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
Céline De Seyne .... post-production assistant (as Céline De Seynes)
Yvan Lucas .... color timer
Location Management
Pierre Dufour .... location scout
Music Department
Jean-Michel Bergounboux .... music arranger (as Jean-Michel Bergounioux)
Isabele Pinadel .... musician: cello (as Isabelle Pinardel)
Hervé Schneid .... music editor
Les Sipolos .... musical saw (as Lev Sipolos)
René Taquet .... musical consultant
Hubert Varron .... musician: cello
Michel Wanker .... music mixer
Other crew
Fethi Abida .... caterer
Denyse Aureche .... accountant
Marc Bruckert .... titles: Le Village
Emmanuel Jaffre .... caterer
François Jeanson .... playing vehicles
Isabelle Lesenechal .... production secretary
Christophe Mache .... caterer
Marie-Christine Malbert .... press officer
Arlette Mas .... production administrator
Michael Mendelsohn .... banker/production financier
Caroline Selle .... production assistant
Aruna Villiers .... script supervisor
Jean-Charles Bachelier .... thanks
Anne Bezançon .... thanks
Isabelle Boisbouvier .... thanks
Mme. Celerier .... thanks: Faculté de Jussieu
Thérèse Chevalier .... thanks
Olivier Chiavassa .... thanks
Henryk Chroscicki .... thanks
Roger Cornu .... thanks
Olivier de Mones .... thanks
Monsieur Delmas .... thanks
Françoise Elephantis .... thanks
Sylvain Frydman .... thanks
Françoise Geoffroy St Hilaire .... thanks
Monsieur Guirou .... thanks
Monsieur Josnin .... thanks
Alain Laury .... thanks
Gustave Parking .... thanks
Patrick .... thanks
Le Clown Pitou .... thanks
Edith Pommerol .... thanks
Monsieur Rabillon .... thanks
Monsieur Rouanet .... thanks
Les Sipolos .... thanks
Monsieur Tellier .... thanks
Mme. Toti .... thanks: Faculté de Jussieu
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 »
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Features Dreams of Old Hawaii (1944)See more »


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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Connections, 14 January 2010
Author: tedg ( from Virginia Beach

Most commentors on this marvel at the imagination, the adventuresome cinematography and the mix of black and humor. I found these amusing, but hardly interesting.

What was interesting was how many ways the film explored human connection. Usually you get two: love (or some surrogate) and folded insight, connecting the movie to the viewer.

Here you have:

— eating one another and with each other — love of course, love in the romantic sense — sex (well, this is common too, but not usually divorced from love) — performing together (two ways) — conspiring together

You have connections themselves by radio, TeeVee, performing, pipes and chutes in the building (about which much is made), and a repeated set of Rube Goldberg suicide mechanisms. String, yarn, boomerang knife. Postal packages. None of these make sense unless you believe they were put there to make sense.

It is as if they decided first to make a film about connection, and then to place it in a threatening future, allowing filming tricks.

I'm glad this guy went on to make at least one film after this that found coherence. Maybe we have to sit through some number of these sometimes to get a good film. God knows that Terry Gilliam has punished before he rewards.

Ted's Evaluation -- 2 of 3: Has some interesting elements.

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