I love this film since I saw it for the first time in the early 1990s. Its full of weird as well as poetic ideas and imaginative visual moments. And it has some remarkable features regarding the music and sound: e.g. trying to find the bedspring in need of repair through the rhythm of „Aloha 'Oe“ sounding from the TV, or verifying the „Baaa“ of the lamb sound maker with the aid of a tuning fork.
My rate: 55% - Interesting concept of morality tales of a dystopian world with distinct atmosphere. It was interesting initially but then the experience got dreary to the end. I adored the visual style but I didn't like the way the story was brought out. But I guess this film's surrealistic imagination is the one that brings.
Miles better than any of Jeunet's other work. A tender little love story wrapped into a bleakly funny, imaginative post-apocalyptic world. Amélie's color-vomiting is traded for a nice sepia hue, and there's little-to-no style-for-style's-sake madness.
While DELICATESSEN is a real atmospheric and visual pleasure that has a truly original vision, the story itself wasn't very compelling or funny to me. It's the work of truly talented filmmakers, I just wish the story was something I could get behind.