A futuristic dark humored film where an apartment building lives off of humans that they conspire to butcher. One of their recruits, a former circus worker, manages to appeal to them and his love helps prevent his certain death. This reminded me of Terry Gilliam and how it had an odd plot, characters, sets, color and feel. It did it all with a French twist. It was witty, but at times some of the wit was too quick for its own good. I shall have to watch it again.
It was unforgettable and entertaining. Thank you Derek for the recommendation.
1001 movies to see before you die.
overshadowed by later works from the same director.
Wickedly dark, off-beat, anarchic and clever. Very original plot with some very funny moments and a subversive current running through it. Some good drama too.
Solid direction: dark lighting and a minimalist set help the post-apocalyptic, impoverished feel.
Good performances all round, especially from Dominique Pinon as Louison and Marie-Laure Dougnac as Julie.