By Lawrence O'Toole
Updated February 26, 1993 at 05:00 AM EST

In this lip-smackingly good and rudely imaginative vision of the future, in which protein is scarce and unholy terror stalks a decaying apartment building, tenants try to avoid being one another’s dinners. Delicatessen‘s denizens, including one woman whose suicide attempts keep hilariously backfiring, are filmed to heighten their grotesqueness and are among the strangest characters to ever step in front of a camera. A

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