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Delicatessen

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1991 / 99min / DCP

DIRECTOR: MARC CARO & JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET

CAST: DOMINIQUE PINON, MARIE-LAURE DOUGNAC, JEAN-CLAUDE DREYFUS

The first feature by Jeunet and Caro, who had only completed a handful of shorts when they stunned the world with this antic, stylish debut—a skewed, funhouse mirror vision informed by comic strips, gonzo animation, and silent comedy. In a post-apocalyptic cityscape, an unemployed circus clown finds himself privy to the secrets of a butcher’s shop that has resorted to cannibalism. Shot in hues of burnished gold by Khondji, this deliciously dark debut created an entire fallen world on a shoestring, becoming an art house phenomenon along the way.

Screening as a part of Darius Khondji.