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[[caption-width-right:243:Long Pork, anyone?]]

A 1991 French BlackComedy directed by Creator/JeanPierreJeunet and Creator/MarcCaro. The story is set in a post-apocalyptic apartment building in a France of an ambiguous time period, and focuses on the tenants of the apartment building and their desperate bids to survive. The protagonist, a former circus artist named Louison, arrives to replace a tenant whose reason for departure is initially unclear. However, it is gradually revealed that the building owner, Clapet, is luring unemployed people to murder them and use them as a source of food for his tenants. Louison's only hope for salvation is Julie, Clapet's daughter who doesn't agree with her father's actions and is also in love with Louison, and a vegetarian rebel group known as the Troglodistes who agree to help Julie rescue Louison in exchange for Clapet's grain stores.

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!!''Delicatessen'' provides examples of:

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Where the Troglodistes live.
* AfterTheEnd: Vaguely.
* AirVentPassageway: The Troglodistes use suction cups to climb up the ducts of the apartment, running into some problems as they do so.
* AntennaAdjusting: The TV sets in the apartment rarely get a good signal. When Clapet enacts his plan to kill Louison, he violently [[InvokedTrope shakes the rooftop antenna]] so that he will come to the roof to fix it. When the antenna gets used as an ImprovisedWeapon and the two wrestle with it, it's PlayedForLaughs when Madame Tapioca shouts up directions at them about how to adjust it.
* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: When Mademoiselle Plusse is accidentally kidnapped by the Troglodistes instead of Louison, she initially resists because she's expecting them to rape her. However, they all suddenly leave to raid the apartment while leaving her tied up below ground, causing her to become outraged that they're just going to forget about her.
* AttemptedRape: Postman tries to force himself on Julie, but Louison manages to stop him.
* AxCrazy: Clapet
* BittersweetEnding: Clapet's reign of terror may be over, but there's a finite supply of corn and it won't hold out forever. However, the yellow gas is less oppressive in the final scene.
* BungledSuicide: Aurore's suicide plans are repeatedly ruined at the last second by some random event. [[spoiler: Except for the last one, and its success didn't even have anything to do with her.]]
* TheButcher: Clapet's occupation. He's called ''Le Boucher'', and he [[ImAHumanitarian butchers people]].
* CrapsackWorld
* CreditsBrandProducts: The original opening credits using household items to display cast and crew names.
* DirtyKid: Both of the Tapioca boys.
* DirtyOldMan: The Frog Man.
* DrivenToSuicide: Aurore hears voices constantly telling her to kill herself, which drives her to construct ever more complicated ways of doing it, all of which fail. Her final method involves her swallowing pills while facing a gun set to go off, while she stands with her neck in a noose, with the gas on and a lit Molotov cocktail just under her stool. [[spoiler:Ironically enough her actual death is caused accidentally after all the methods involved cancel each other out, except for the gas, which is ignited when her husband tries to turn the light on]].
* DrowningPit: [[spoiler: Louison and Julie lock themselves in a bathroom, waterproof the room with their clothes, and then break open the pipes. It's a trap for Clapet and the tennants who are trying to break in, but they will drown inside if the door isn't opened in time]].
* ElectrifiedBathtub: Aurore constructs a rather elaborate way of doing this to commit suicide, lying in the bathtub and attaching the motor of a sewing machine to the doorbell, so that when someone rings the bell the sewing machine pulls a piece of cloth down, with a lamp balanced on the end of it so the lamp is pulled closer to the tub. [[spoiler:It doesn't work because Louison bangs the bed in the next room against the wall, causing the lamp to come unplugged and fall into the bath harmlessly]].
* EpicFail: Aurore's final suicide attempt, in which multiple redundant methods cancel each other out. [[spoiler: To add insult to injury, she and her husband subsequently blow themselves up completely by accident.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Clapet loves his daughter and tries the best to make her happy, despite she is greatly against his methods of feeding the tenants.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: ''Was'' better, before Dr. Livingstone got eaten.
* TheGlassesGottaGo: Played with. Julie takes her glasses off when she first invites Louison to her room for tea. Without them she can't see a thing and ends up overfilling their teacups and breaking a vase. She eventually ditches them for contact lenses. God knows how she got her hands on those.
* HearingVoices: Aurore hears voices which tell her to kill herself. [[spoiler:They are actually caused by her neighbor Roger]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Clapet]] is killed by his own throw of the Australian.
* ImAHumanitarian: [[JustForPun Humanitarianism]] seems to have had an unexpected surge in popularity AfterTheEnd.
* TheImmodestOrgasm: Resounds all through the house.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: [[spoiler: after getting the Australian lodged in his forehead when he attempted to throw it at Louison, Clapet staggers for a couple minutes--bewildered but not obviously in pain--asking those present if he has something stuck in his head.]]
* {{Meganekko}}: Julie, who worries that her glasses make her unattractive even though she's as blind as a bat without them.
* NonIronicClown: Louison's previous job, which he quit when his chimpanzee partner Dr. Livingstone was eaten.
* PantyThief: The two boys steal Mademoiselle Plusse's panties from the clothes line using a fishing hook, much to her consternation.
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: The Australian.
* LaResistance: The Troglodistes.
* RightThroughTheWall: The sound of creaking bedsprings travels through the whole apartment. Afterwards Louison is asked to look at the problem and make the springs stop squeaking.
* RooftopConfrontation: Ensues during the climax.
* SerendipitousSymphony: Clapet and Mademoiselle Plusse's rhythmically creaking bedsprings cause Julie's cello playing, Madame Tapioca's rug-beating, Robert and Roger's shop work, and Marcel's bicycle pumping to unconsciously synchronize. As the creaking becomes more frantic everybody speeds up with them.
* SuicideAsComedy: Aurore's repeatedly unsuccessful attempts to kill herself.
* TrashTheSet: Large parts of the building are demolished during the climactic fight.
* UnderwaterKiss: Between Julie and Louison when they [[spoiler:flood themselves in the bathroom]].
* VideoCredits
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