Delicatessen is a 1991 French post-apocalyptic black comedy film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro, starring Dominique Pinon and Marie-Laure Dougnac. It was released in North America as "presented by Terry Gilliam."
In a dilapidated apartment building in a post-apocalyptic France, food is in short supply and grain is used as currency. On the ground floor is a butcher's shop, run by the landlord, Clapet, who posts job opportunities in the Hard Times paper as means to lure victims to the building, whom he murders and butchers as a cheap source of meat to sell to his tenants.
|author||Gilles Adrien Jean-Pierre Jeunet Marc Caro|
|award||European Film Award for Best Production Designer|
|director||Jean-Pierre Jeunet Marc Caro|
|genre||comedy science fiction|
|keywords||apartment building build butcher ceiling circus circus clown clown flood hard times landlord old woman unemployed wash worry|
|nomination||European Film Award for European Discovery of the Year|
|productionCompany||Constellation Hachette Première UGC Victoires Productions|
|theme||black comedy dystopian post-apocalyptic survival|