This bizarre surrealistic black comedy takes place in a small fictitious post-apocalyptic town where food is scarce and butcher Clapet has the macabre business of using human flesh to feed his customers. Yet when his daughter falls in love with his next slaughter victim things turn into chaos.

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  1. Marc Caro

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Jean-Pierre Jeunet

    Director, Screenplay

  3. Gilles Adrien


Top Billed Cast

  1. Dominique Pinon

    Dominique Pinon


  2. Marie-Laure Dougnac

    Marie-Laure Dougnac

    Julie Clapet

  3. Jean-Claude Dreyfus

    Jean-Claude Dreyfus

    Clapet (the butcher)

  4. Karin Viard

    Karin Viard

    Mademoiselle Plusse

  5. Ticky Holgado

    Ticky Holgado

    Marcel Tapioca

  6. Pascal Benezech

    Pascal Benezech

    Tried to Escape

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Status Released

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 39m

Budget $4,000,000.00

Revenue $13,760,640.00

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Release Information

  • April 3, 1992
    R, Theatrical



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