Cannibals from France who hate vegans also have to adapt to German customs: The pointedly sharp-tongued disgusting comedy “Barbaque” was given a new title when it crossed the French-German border – and ran a few weeks ago as “Vegans taste better – kill first, then grill!” at the Fantasy Filmfest Nights XL.
While some of the films shown there are still waiting a long time for their home cinema release, the FSK 18 cannibal film does not need to be asked any further: In keeping with the barbecue season that has already begun, “Veganer Tasty Better” will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on May 27, 2022.
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The film has even been available as a stream since May 19th. Regardless of whether you prefer it haptic or digital, the following applies in both cases: Even if there is a lot of slaughter in the bitter satire – it’s uncut in this country!
Sophie (Marina Foïs) and her husband Vincent (Fabrice Eboué) run a small butcher’s shop that has seen better days: no matter how friendly Sophie is in the service and no matter how much dedication Vincent shows in the selection and cutting of the meat – the local clientele prefers to go to a large chain of butchers!
The frustration about this affects the marriage of the two: there is just as much life in bed as in the butcher’s window. One night, Vincent accidentally runs over a militant vegan. Without further ado, he spoils his accident victim – and thus sets in motion the rescue of his marriage and his business…
Bringing human flesh to the people profitably and getting rid of people who have become unlovable at the same time? This basic idea is not new – stories of the murdering barber Sweeney Todd and his accomplice Mrs. Lovett, who sold human flesh, were already circulating in Victorian London.
And filmmaker Anders Thomas Jensen explored the idea of a cannibal butcher’s shop, accompanied by international success, in Danish Delicatessen. The film with Mads Mikkelsen as a fellow who slaughters people relies on the tone of a grotesque fable – “Vegans taste better”, on the other hand, joins the current French ranks of crudely told, visually garish satireswhich lash out non-stop in all directions of the discourse.
Some film fans celebrate this unpredictable sharpness, others it hits the stomach. If you belong to the second category: We have a more stomach-flattering, stylish French specialty on the menu:
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