Delicatessen (1991), the film that introduced Messrs. Jeunet et Caro to the moviegoing world, continues to be a marvel of filmmaking. It’s also a twisted delight every time I encounter it—and this latest viewing was no different. It always astonishes me how a film this darkly comedic can also be warm and almost giddily romantic. It’s a film that I reviewed not so long ago, writing, “There’s a freshness in this ramshackle tale of a society on the brink of starvation that’s been driven to cannibalism as a viable lifestyle, and it’s grounded in comedy that’s fully as grotesque and disturbing as it is bleakly funny.” I am going to direct your attention to that review: www.mountainx.com/movies/review/delicatessen.
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