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One of the most stylish, outlandishly original French films of the decade, this sidesplitting black comedy takes us on a tour of a desolate post-apocalyptic neighborhood. It introduces us to the various tenants of an apartment building, and the demented landlord (Jean-Claude Dreyfus) who chops up various people and serves them at his delicatessen to the tenants in his apartment building. Things go awry when Dreyfus' daughter (Marie-Laure Dougnac) falls in love with her father's next intended victim, a lovable clown (the extremely funny Dominique Pinon).

Probably one of the most insanely entertaining black comedies about cannibalism to ever pop up in cinema. The directors, former French animators Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, present a nightmare world that would have made George Orwell run for cover and still make it grimly comical. The brilliant set pieces provide some of the finest hilarious moments that you'll ever see in your entire life. For those of you who worry about this being violent and gross, I promise you that there is little of either. The story is a lot more subtle then you'd expect, but you will still enjoy it. Even if you don't prefer films about cannibalism, you would still be able to enjoy this, because it sucks you in from the first alluring moment to the fantastic climax.

My Rating = Four Stars

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