Night Owl

Delicatessen

Viewed: 02 July 2005
Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Listed in: Movies, Other

A strange unique world, where grain is scarce, but humans are plentiful enough. Very similar look and feel to Jeunet’s other films, a timeless dark dystopian landscape, mainly focused on interiors both fantastic and banal, but all richly crafted. The characters are all quirky and fall on the line between sinister or naïve. My favorite where the (literally) underground Troglodyte army, who attempt to rescue the hero in exchange for sacks of corn. They tromp around the sewers in rubber suits and headlights, with suction cups to climb up walls. The entire film is quirky as hell, but in support of Jeuent and (co-director) Marc Caro’s fantastic world. Hilarious and beautiful.

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