Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro direct Dominique Pinon, Jean-Claude Dreyfus and Marie-Laure Dougnac in this post-apocalyptic romantic comedy where the quirky residents of a Parisian apartment building await the latest janitor to be murdered and served up as their weekly sustenance.
An eye-popping mash-up of Gilliam-esque excess and Chaplin inspired slapstick. It loses the plot by the end but that ensemble manages to be more ornate and garish than the impressive fantasy production design. Cannibalism, suicide and troglodytes abound but its pure heart is always reassuringly in the right place. A unique treat for visualists and vegetarians.
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