#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The story is centered on a microcosm of a post-apocalyptic society where food is so rare it’s invaluable and is used as currency. The story centers on an apartment building with a delicatessen on the ground floor. The owner of the eatery also owns the apartment building and he is in need of a new maintenance man since the original “mysteriously” disappeared. A former clown applies for the job and the butcher’s intent is to have him work for a little while and then serve him to quirky tenants who pay the butcher in, of course, grain. The clown and butcher’s daughter fall in love and she tries to foil her father’s plans by contacting the “troglodytes”, a grain eating sub-group of society who live entirely underground. The “trogs” are possibly the most sensible of the lot, as they see food as food and not money.
Plot: This bizarre surrealistic black comedy takes place in a small fictitious post-apocalyptic town where food is scarce and butcher Clapet has the macabre business of using human flesh to feed his customers. Yet when his daughter falls in love with his next slaughter victim things turn into chaos.
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The cornerstone of originality
Clever ideas and good notion of filmmaking are at the core of this movie, whose storyline is the smallest asset. But you won’t really care when you see it, because even though the story isn’t really elaborate, what you have here is one of the most original movies you’ll ever get your eyes on. The setting is perfect, with no historic or geographic references, only an estranged building, which doesn’t have a single straight normal tenant. The result is a magnificent work of actors, cinematography and set dressing, that makes the most of visual resources for a movie. The directors Jeunet & Caro show their true potential in this movie that will keep you glued with its naive-like comedy style, and its unique set of characters, which could generate a separate movie about each and every one of them. Magnificent, and truly original.
A far finer work than “City of Lost Children”
The elaborate, carefully planned comedy – even in the opening credits, in which nothing moves – must have been maddeningly difficult to shoot. It’s a pity Jeunet and Caro sought to top their efforts when they made “The City of Lost Children” five years later. The result was lifeless and over-elaborate; here, the level of elaboration is just right, with no sequence allowed to be more complicated than it is clever. And even the most gratuitous fantasia – like the montage with the creaking bedsprings, the ceiling repair, the cellist and the metronome, the knitting, the drilling, and the bicycle pump – grows naturally out of the story, like a flower on a vine.
But the biggest surprise to someone expecting another “City of Lost Children” is how real the sentiment is. Both films are populated chiefly by grotesques; the difference with the earlier one is that we’re allowed to see the human beings underneath, without being invited to laugh ironically. It’s worth noting that in the later film all finer human feelings were given to the mentally deficient – a retarded loner, a complete madman, and a child – as if sanity and intelligence precluded the possibility of any other admirable trait. But in “Delicatessen”, Louison, however naïve he may be, is no fool; the enchanting Juliet, even as she fumbles her way through a disastrous date because she feel embarrassed wearing glasses, is no object of ridicule. Nobody, in fact, is completely an object of ridicule. Even the butcher is allowed a moment or two when he is neither a joke nor a threat but a human being, one who finds he regrets the life he now leads but is not persuaded to abandon it.
Even if “Delicatessen” had been recommended to me I doubt I’d have seen it in its original release. The fact that it was being praised as black comedy would have scared me off. It is indeed black comedy, but I urge you not to be scared: there’s nothing nasty about the taste, and the dominant tone is one of optimism. We don’t know the nature of the calamity that has struck this world. (It’s not, as some people have mistakenly thought, anything so mundane or so easily comprehensible as nuclear war.) We don’t know if the plants will ever grow back. But there’s so much genuine hope it’s hard to believe they won’t.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min)
Genre Comedy, Crime
Director Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Writer Jean-Pierre Jeunet (screenplay), Marc Caro (screenplay), Gilles Adrien (screenplay), Gilles Adrien (dialogue), Jean-Pierre Jeunet (shooting script)
Actors Pascal Benezech, Dominique Pinon, Marie-Laure Dougnac, Jean-Claude Dreyfus
Awards Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 15 wins & 15 nominations.
Production Company Miramax
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1 (intended ratio) (theatrical ratio, Europe), 1.85 : 1
Camera Technovision Cameras
Laboratory Laboratoires Éclair, Paris, France
Film Length 2,733 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 100T 5248, EXR 500T 5296)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm