The Delicatessen is one of those movies you see and ask yourself after, “What the hell did I just watch?” However in this case, it’s meant in a good way. The film is ironic in itself as it depicts a dystopian society with cannabalism, poverty, desperation, and suicide yet in a comedic manner. The unique plot and turn of events kept me continuously surprised and hooked on what would happen next. The film definitely wouldn’t be classified as “predictable” perhaps except for the common “happy ending”. One thing different about the Delicatessen from most films, is a lot of things were unclear and left to the viewers imagination. While watching the film this annoyed me a little as I asked myself questions like “What caused the house and those living there to be so isolated?”, and “How did the men in the sewers tie into things and what were they trying to accomplish?”. The film did not recount the past events that led them to the present story, nor did it go much into the past lives if the characters. However this could serve as a positive tool allowing everyone to interpret it as they chose, making it similar to a piece of artwork at a museum. With all that said I can really appreciate this film for its ability to tie in humour with tragedy and keep me entertained.