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Eating Raoul

Genres: Comedy, Dark Comedy, Cannibalism, Crime / Criminals, 80s, Criterion Collection

Cast: Paul Bartel, Mary Woronov, Robert Beltran, Susan Saiger, Lynn Hobart

Director: Paul Bartel

Synopsis: A sleeper hit of the early 1980s, EATING RAOUL is a bawdy, gleefully amoral tale of conspicuous consumption. Warhol superstar Mary Woronov and cult legend Paul Bartel (who also directed) portray a prudish married couple feeling put upon by the swingers who live in their apartment building; one night, by accident, they discover a way to simultaneously realize their dream of opening a little restaurant and rid themselves of the "perverts" down the hall. A mix of hilarious, anything-goes slapstick and biting satire of me-generation self-indulgence, EATING RAOUL marks the end of the sexual revolution with a thwack.

Language: English

Country of Origin: United States of America

Production Year: 1982


  • "The most likable black comedy I know.", Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
  • "A very funny comedy about sex, murder, and cannibalism.", Vincent Canby, The New York Times

Eating Raoul
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