Oct-Dec 2010 Screenings
1991 - Jean-Pierre Jeunot, Marc Caro - 96 mins - France
Thu 14 Oct 1999 at 8.30pm
Lakelands Hotel, Scariff, Co. Clare
Midnight Court Rating: 4.0 (2 votes)
First film Ever
Storyline: In a darkly bizarre, futuristic world where food shortages have led the butcher to serve up human flesh after murdering the locals, a bumbling group of Troglodins, an underground force, are engaged in a war on cannibal crime.
An excellent cast made up entirely of character actors provides a rich array of eccentrics who live in the building over the deli and the sewers used as tunnels by the Troglodins.
An unsuspecting comedian moves into the flat above the deli and falls in love with neighbouring blind girl, who organises a hilarious tea party for two. The film then quickly hooks viewers with an outrageous montage of rhythmically edited visuals initiated by a sex scene between the butcher and his lover shot from under the bed.
All other wacko characters are well -defined and carefully developed, including the armed postman who holds up people when delivering the mail and the snail eater whose flat is two inches deep in water and escargot shells.
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