Film #45: DELICATESSEN
4 out of 5 stars
Somehow, I miss this… Wildly imaginative, as are all of the Caro / Jeunet films, DELICATESSEN is a fun, grim ride. Their first collaboration, the film is the usual madness that we went on to see in films like CITY OF LOST CHILDREN, MICMACS, and AMELIE. Beautifully shot and well-constructed, Caro / Jeunet’s images are like paintings within the frame – lovely and delicate and exceptionally pleasing to the eye. The plot of DELICATESSEN gets a little convoluted at times, but the story is delightfully morbid and things move along nicely. Fun and pretty… recommended!