Video Review

Delicatessen (1993)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
A

Details Movie Rated: R; Genres: Comedy, Horror; With: Dominique Pinon and Marie-Laure Dougnac

In this lip-smackingly good and rudely imaginative vision of the future, in which protein is scarce and unholy terror stalks a decaying apartment building, tenants try to avoid being one another's dinners. Delicatessen's denizens, including one woman whose suicide attempts keep hilariously backfiring, are filmed to heighten their grotesqueness and are among the strangest characters to ever step in front of a camera. A

Originally posted Feb 26, 1993 Published in issue #159 Feb 26, 1993 Order article reprints
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