DELICATESSEN (1991) is one of my favorite post-apocalyptic films. French, with English subtitles, it tells the story of the tenants living in the building owned by the butcher, whose meat comes from an unsavory source. Some type of apocalyptic disaster has broken down social order and reduced the food supply, making them all dependent on the butcher and his wares. A new tenant comes to the building, a charming, innocent former clown. Will he become their next meal?
This film offers a lot of heart and charm with costumes and set design reminiscent of the best of Terry Gilliam. Recommended. Also be sure to check out the same director’s CITY OF LOST CHILDREN, another good find.