• Publication date: June 13, 2012


A meat shortage spurs cannibalism throughout a post-apocalyptic France.

  • Publication date: June 13, 2012


Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1991

MBC 2:

June 21, 2012 04:00 (KSA) ~ June 21, 2012 03:00 (CLT)

Clapet (Jean-Claude Dreyfus) owns a tenement in post-apocalyptic France.  After the extinction of most animals, meat has replaced the euro as currency.  Clapet has capitalized on that by opening a butcher shop on the building's ground floor. 


He does not rely upon a farm or distributor for his inventory however, but instead hires handymen who are fattened up, chopped apart, and sold to tenets.  His latest hire is Louison (Dominique Pinon), a well-liked worker who is smitten by Clapet's daughter, Julie (Marie-Laure Dougnac).  The feeling is mutual, but can Julie rescue Louison before he is transformed into mincemeat?


Delicatessen was a commercial success, more than tripling its nearly $5 million budget.



  • Dominique Pinon
  • Marie-Laure Dougnac
  • Jean-Claude Dreyfus
  • Karin Viard


Directed by: Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet


Rating: Rated R for violence.