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"The most delicious blackly comic collision of sex, food and murder..' - Time Out


A classic American sleeper hit of the early 1980s, Eating Raoul is an unruly, offensive, and ultimately a critique of conspicuous consumption. This is not one for all the sensitive souls out there, be warned. Starring Warhol Factory IT-girl Mary Woronov (Death Race 2000, Terrorvision), who later appeared in the seminal Suicidal Tendencies music video ‘Institutionalized’. Her co-star, cult legend Paul Bartel, co-wrote and directed Eating Raoul. Together they portray a prudish married couple who feel put upon by the swingers living in their apartment building. One night, by accident, they discover a way to simultaneously rid themselves of the “perverts” down the hall and realize their impractical dream of opening a restaurant. A mix of anything-goes slapstick and biting satire of me-generation self-indulgence, Eating Raoul heralded the end of the sexual revolution with a thwack. The Criterion Collection has re-released this film on DVD and Blu-ray.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    English, Spanish
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Paul Bartel
  • Screenwriter
    Paul Bartel, Richard Blackburn
  • Producer
    Anne Kimmel