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Delicatessen -- Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants.

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Writers:
Jean-Pierre Jeunet (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
3 April 1992 (USA) See more »
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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 & 11 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
absolutely riveting!!!! See more (167 total) »

Cast

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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)
 
Stunts
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
 
Thanks
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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MPAA:
Rated R for violence
Runtime:
99 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: Every time Julie plays the cello, the audio is behind what she plays. This is most visible in the first playing session when she is practising by playing C major up and down; the lag is several notes.See more »
Quotes:
Louison:Dr Livingstone... He was my partner.
Julie Clapet:Where is he now?
Louison:He disappeared one night, after a show. We only found his remains... They ate him! Can you believe that? They ate him!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Empire of the Censors (1995) (TV)See more »

FAQ

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37 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
absolutely riveting!!!!, 10 October 2006
Author: postmanwhoalwaysringstwice from usa

Melding the perfect mixture of the visual grace of a silent film with a modern soundscape and bearing a twenty-first century post-apocalyptic sardonic sense of humor, Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro's "Delicatessen" becomes one of the finest contemporary films.

This pitch black comedy delves into cannibalism and oddball romance in the same breath with equal gusto and therefore feels horrific, humorous, and haunting all at once. Every frame is a wonder of detail and originality that reinvigorates even the most jaded and long-time film viewer with the sense of rediscovering the art form. This is film-making in the highest regard worthy of praise, awe, and multiple viewings.

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