Delicatessen Movie Review 2021 | Oye Cinema Club

By Oye Dimelo Network •  Updated: 09/22/21 •  4 min read

 Delicatessen is a 1991 French-Italian black comedy horror film directed by Jean Pierre Jeunet. The film tells the story of a vegetarian butcher and his wife who keep human flesh in their basement under the false pretense that they are running an upscale Deli. Delicatessen was an international success, grossing over $14 million at the box office on its release to become one of France’s most successful films ever. Its gruesome violence has made Delicatessen something of a cult classic among fans of extreme cinema, while its humor has earned it praise from critics who otherwise found very little worthwhile about it. 

The Butcher (Maurice Benichou) runs a small food shop with his wife (who remains unnamed in the film). The shop is a front for their real business – they use it as a cover to disguise the fact that they are cannibals. They serve human meat sausages and sell them as Deli products, claiming they come from escaped circus freaks whom they have captured in order to “provide quality food at affordable prices”.

1. Delicatessen is a 1991 French-Italian black comedy horror film directed by Jean Pierre Jeunet

2. It tells the story of a vegetarian butcher and his wife who keep human flesh in their basement under the false pretense that they are running an upscale delicatessen 

3. Delicatessen was nominated for two awards at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival, winning one for Best Actor (Jean Rochefort) 

4. Delicatessen has been called “a surrealist masterpiece” by The New York Times 

5. Delicatessen was ranked number 5 on Entertainment Weekly’s list of best films from 1990 to 1999 

6. Delicatessen won first prize at Fantasporto, Portugal’s Fantasporto International Film Festival 

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Here is a video review of the epic film “Delicatessen” by members of our Cinema Club. We hope you enjoy it!      

Delicatessen has been called “a surrealist masterpiece” by The New York Times. Delicatessen is a film that not only captures the viewer but keeps them interested. Delicatessen is one of those films that takes one’s disbelief and throws it out the window- or in this case, the window in the Delicatessen. Delicatessen provides you with an amazing new outlook on life, death, and karma. Delicatessen is a film worth watching at least once.

 Delicatessen is a film that will stay with you for days after watching it. Delicatessen is worth the watch and we highly recommend it to all our readers! Delicatessen has been called “a surrealist masterpiece” by The New York Times. Delicatessen was ranked number five on Entertainment Weekly’s list of best films from 1990 to 1999. Delicatessen is a French-Italian black comedy horror film directed by Jean Pierre Jeunet and stars Dominique Pinon, Marie-Laure Dougnac, Serge Bozon, André Dussollier, Christian Clavier and Ticky Holgado. Delicatessen has been called “a surrealist masterpiece” by The New York Times. Delicatessen was ranked number five on Entertainment Weekly’s list of best films from 1990 to 1999. Delicatessen is one of those films that takes one’s disbelief and throws it out the window- or in this case, the window in the Delicatessen! OYE! Catch Oyé Cinema Club on Youtube Every Wednesday oyedimelo.com/cinemaclub 

 Delicatessen is an epic film that not only captures the viewer but keeps them interested. Delicatessen provides you with a new outlook on life and death, and karma. Delicatessen was ranked number five on Entertainment Weekly’s list of best films from 1990 to 1999. Delicatessen is worth the watch and we highly recommend it to all our readers and viewers!

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