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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:
An often ingenious, always entertaining cult favorite from France. See more (158 total) »

Cast

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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
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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Rated R for violence
Runtime:
99 min
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Trivia:
Jean-Pierre Jeunet got the idea for a cannibal butcher when living in an apartment above a butcher's shop. Each morning at 7am he would hear the metallic clash of knives and a voice shout, "Chop chop!" His girlfriend said he was carving up the neighbors, and it would be their turn next week.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Julie welcomes Louison in her room and we see her following him to the table she has no socks, when she brings him later into his room after he has fallen asleep she has socks.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:
References Le Corbeau: The Raven (1943)See more »

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34 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
An often ingenious, always entertaining cult favorite from France., 9 July 2003
Author: capkronos (capkronos00@hotmail.com) from Ohio, USA

If you think the cannibal movie subgenre has been milked dry... think again! This one will have you from the opening credits. It's set in a crumbling apartment building in 21st century, post-apocalyptic Paris where food is at a minimum, grains are used as money and the butcher downstairs runs a black-market deli providing clientel with what seems to be the only meat product available, and it ain't chicken.

Dominique Pinon is an ex-circus clown who answers a personal ad doing odd jobs there and encounters assorted weirdos while being targeted as the main course. There's a noncomformist who eats snails and frogs, a band of grimy cave-dwelling looters, an unhinged woman whose botched suicide attempts are comic highlights and an amazing musical sequence featuring a cello, creaky bed springs, machinery, drills and other noises combining to create a symphony of sounds.

The oppressive atmosphere and murky brown color schemes could have easily turned this into a dreary disaster, but the directors keep it offbeat, surprising and clever throughout, and don't miss their chance to throw in some inventive black comedy.

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