Delicatessen


1h 37m 1991

Brief Synopsis

Set in the indeterminate future, a landlord who happens to be a butcher starts slaughtering humans to feed his starving tenants, a practice which outrages a guerilla group living in the sewers beneath the city streets.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1991
Production Company
Ugc; Ugc International; Union Generale
Distribution Company
MALOFILMS DISTRIBUTION/MIRAMAX; Cinelibre; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Electric Pictures/Contemporary Films Ltd; MIRAMAX; Miramax Home Entertainment; Penta Distribuzione; Premium Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

Set in the indeterminate future, a landlord who happens to be a butcher starts slaughtering humans to feed his starving tenants, a practice which outrages a guerilla group living in the sewers beneath the city streets.

Crew

Fethi Abida

Catering

Vincent Arnardi

Sound Mixer

Michele Arnould

Production Supervisor

Gilles Baillot

Construction Team

Gregoire Barachin

Assistant Production Manager

Frank Barreau

Electrician

Pierre-jacques Benichou

Casting

Jean-michel Bergougnoux

Assistant Foley

Valerie Bertoux

Modeler

Bernard Boivin

Construction Manager

Jean-michel Boivin

Construction Team

Aline Bonetto

Set Decoration

Jean-baptiste Bonetto

Special Effects

Marc Bruckert

Other

William Cagnard

Stunt Man

Rene Canaple

Stunt Man

Eric Caro

Still Photography

Marc Caro

Sound Effects

Jean-philippe Carp

Production Designer

Patrick Cauderlier

Stunt Coordinator

Nathalie Champigny

Hairdresser

Nadine Chaussonniere

Apprentice

Remy Chevrin

1st Assistant Cameraman

Myriam Coulet

Makeup Assistant

Carlos D'alessio

Music

Veronique Degy

Wardrobe Assistant

Phillipe Mazure Derobert

Other

Marie Desforges

Modeler

Nicolas Diaz

Sculpture

Valerie Pozzo Diborgo

Costume Designer

Yves Domenjoud

Property Master

Yves Domenjoud

Special Effects

Laurent Dreyer

Assistant Sound Mixer

Bruno Dubet

Other

Pierre Dufour

Location Scouting

Gilles Faraldo

Construction Team

Radnai Ferencz

Extra Electrician

Eric Frion

Construction Team

Bernard Gemahling

Chief Electrician

Richard Gerardin

Construction Team

Adrien Gilles

Screenwriter

Olivier Gleyze

Special Effects

Antoine Grujard

Post Production

Noel Guillot

Scenic Artist

Gerard Hardy

Sound Editor

Emmanuel Jaffre

Catering

Didier Jouyaux

Assistant Sound Editor

Nicolas Juge

Extra Electrician

Jean-francois Juvanon

Construction Team

Darius Khondji

Director Of Photography

Miljen Kreka Kljakovic

Production Designer

Anne-marie L'hote

Sound Editor

Olivier Lancelle

Extra Electrician

Vincent Lebrinon

Construction Team

Jean-pierre Lelong

Foley

Isabelle Lesenechal

Other

Philippe Lesourd

2nd Assistant Cameraman

Andrea Llinaeres

Modeler

Yvan Lucas

Negative Color Timing

Christophe Mache

Catering

Baptiste Magnien

Other

Marie Christine Malbert

Publicity

Fabrice Maux

Construction Team

Mario Melchiorri

Assistant Foley

Jacques Mery

Construction Team

Didier Moirot

Stunt Man

Igor Mollet

Construction Team

Murielle Moreau

Dialogue Editor

Daniel Orsini

Assistant Editor

Claudie Ossard

Producer

Isabelle Pinardel

Cello Player

Patrice Poupard

Assistant Production Manager

Julia Pribula

Apprentice Editor

Hugo Quiroga

Makeup

Jean Rabasse

Models & Roof Design

Michel Sabourdy

Electrician

Claude Sanzey

Construction Team

Jacques Scarrone

Unit Production Manager

Herve Schneid

Editor

Valerie Sebast

Modeler

Silvia Sella

Construction Team

Yann Sibiril

Construction Team

Jerome Signori

Modeler

Antoine Simkine

Video Effects

Gerard Sionneau

Other

Les Sipolos

Musical Saw Player

Jean-christophe Spadaccini

2nd Assistant Director

Arlette Spetebroot

Stunts

Rene Taquet

Music Consultant

Bertrand Terreyre

Construction Team

Jerome Thiault

Sound Engineer

Jerome Thiault

Sound Effects

Jerome Tokarz

Apprentice

Roger Tokarz

Additional Music

Jean-marc Tostivint

1st Assistant Director

Vincent Tulli

Other

Vincent Tulli

Motion Control

Yves Tully

Other

Marianne Vally

Wardrobe Assistant

Hubert Varron

Cello Player

Denis Vassal

Construction Team

Serge Vassal

Construction Team

Stephane Vidal

Other

Aruna Villiers

Continuity

Yorgo Voyatzis

Other

Tom Wiggins

Construction Team

Laurent Zeilig

Assistant Sound Engineer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1991
Production Company
Ugc; Ugc International; Union Generale
Distribution Company
MALOFILMS DISTRIBUTION/MIRAMAX; Cinelibre; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Electric Pictures/Contemporary Films Ltd; MIRAMAX; Miramax Home Entertainment; Penta Distribuzione; Premium Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of four 1991 Cesar Awards, including Best First Film, Best Script, Best Editing and Best Set Design.

Winner of the 1991 Felix Awards for Production Designer of the Year and Costume Designer of the Year from the European Cinema Society. Also nominated for Young European Film of the Year.

Released in United States Spring April 5, 1992

Released in United States April 10, 1992

Released in United States on Video February 24, 1993

Released in United States 1991

Released in United States May 1991

Released in United States September 1991

Released in United States October 1991

Released in United States November 1991

Released in United States January 1992

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 22 - September 2, 1991.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 20 - October 6, 1991.

Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival (Young Cinema) September 27 - October 6, 1991.

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 9-20, 1991.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals (Contemporary World Cinema) September 5-14, 1991.

Shown at Sitges Fantasy Filmfest & Market October 4-12, 1991.

Shown at Stockholm Film Festival November 15-24, 1991.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 8-15, 1992.

Feature directorial debut for filmmakers Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro.

Completed shooting November 1990.

Began shooting August 1990.

Released in United States April 10, 1992 (Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle)

Released in United States on Video February 24, 1993

Released in United States 1991 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 22 - September 2, 1991.)

Released in United States 1991 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 20 - October 6, 1991.)

Released in United States 1991 (Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival (Young Cinema) September 27 - October 6, 1991.)

Released in United States May 1991 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 9-20, 1991.)

Released in United States September 1991 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals (Contemporary World Cinema) September 5-14, 1991.)

Released in United States October 1991 (Shown at Sitges Fantasy Filmfest & Market October 4-12, 1991.)

Released in United States November 1991 (Shown at Stockholm Film Festival November 15-24, 1991.)

Released in United States January 1992 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Midnight Special Screenings) in Park City, Utah January 16-26, 1992.)

Released in United States January 1992 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 8-15, 1992.)

Released in United States Spring April 5, 1992