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It is implied that one of the female tenants is sleeping with the butcher to pay her rent. Bed springs squeak suggestively for comedic effect and, in one scene, the female tenant is seen redressing from the back, already in undergarments. There is no nudity.


There is mild offscreen violence implying murder

A glimpse of a man slitting another man's throat is shown. The man is hanging upside down from the roof and there is a lot of blood. It's really a dream.

There also are several humorous Rube Goldberg machine-style suicide attempts by one of the tenants, all of which fail.


1 F-word, about 6 uses of "shit", along with other milder profanities (i.e. "bastard", "asshole")


Two young boys (probably around 7 or 8) smoke a cigarette.


At one point, the butcher tells a man to kill his grandmother before she'll only be good for marrow paste.

The butcher also tries to convince a less than sane tenant to commit suicide by whispering in a ghostly fashion into the pipes leading into her room

The Troglodists (a group of rebels) are a little frightening in appearance, dressed in gas masks, rubber clothing, and rags.

24/50 - Recommended for 15+

Delicatessen is a dark comedy about post-apocalyptic cannibalism.

Rated R for violence

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