Gentle clown Louison (Dominique Pinon) moves into a tenement with a deli on the ground floor and falls for the butcher's daughter, Julie (Marie-Laure Dougnac). But it's soon discovered that her father (Jean-Claude Dreyfus) is really butchering people (à la Sweeney Todd) and selling the meat to tenants. At a crossroads, Julie must decide whether to remain loyal to her father or expose him to save Louison from becoming the next entrée.

Scott Hardie: “It was ok.”

Jean-Pierre Jeunet's cannibalistic horror film has some of his hallmarks, including innovative art design and quirky character development, but unfortunately lacks his narrative drive with a weak protagonist. It's odd, and passably entertaining.

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