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Win tickets: Absurd dark comedy 'Delicatessen' on weekend film menu

If you've got an appetite for over-the-top visuals, black humor and (very) sharp wit, the 25th anniversary restoration of the film "Delicatessen" just might be to your taste. You can sample it at the Loft this weekend, and even win a pair of free tickets on us.

From our friends at the Loft, where the film will be screened Friday and Saturday nights:

Directing team Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Marc Caro (City of Lost Children, Amélie) burst onto the cinema scene with this wonderfully macabre, fancifully futuristic comedy filled with slapstick wit and visual wonder.

“Manic fun … this lunatic’s take on the future of man is so delightfully warped that it’s impossible to shake it out of your head and go get a decent night’s sleep.” – Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle

In a dilapidated apartment building in post-apocalyptic France, food is in short supply and grain is used as currency. Louison (Dominique Pinon, Diva), a gentle and resourceful ex-circus clown, is hired by a not-so-benevolent butcher to do odd jobs around the building. Lousion falls for the sweet and innocent butcher’s daughter, Julie, but her father is serving a very special kind of meat in the delicatessen … and Louison is shocked to learn that he may be the next entrée. This dark tale is played out in a brilliantly designed, gloriously surreal alternate world reminiscent of the works of director Terry Gilliam, who co-presented the film’s American release. Like Gilliam, co-directors Jeunet and Caro hail from an animation background, and with their unique black comedy Delicatessen, they firmly established their fondness for extravagant visuals, absurdist plot twists, and a wicked sense of humor that combines sharp satire with broad slapstick and gross-out imagery. (Dir. by Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1991, France, in French with subtitles, 99 mins., Rated R)

To enter to win a pair of tickets, comment here and tell us about your favorite food scene in a film, or let us know over on our Facebook page. Good luck!

And the winner is ... Claire Wudowsky! Thanks for sharing, everyone.

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