Eating Raoul

Synopsis: When a Paul enters his apartment to find Mary fighting off a swinger who has gotten into the wrong apartement (and thinks that Mary is just playing hard to get) he hits the man with a frying pan, killing him. Their dreams of running a small resturant seem to be in jeopardy until they decide to dispose of the body, keep the wallet, and to advertise for other sexually oriented visitors who are summarily killed, bagged, robbed and disposed of. This goes along quite well until one night a burglar named Raoul breaks in and cuts himself in for a piece of the action.
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Paul Bartel
Production: Criterion Collection
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

Paul and Mary's Country Kitchen?

I have to take her to these parties

and watch her get laid.

- God, wives are the pits.

- Tell me about it.

- So are you two going to the party?

- We live here.

Too bad.

Excuse us.

- Hey, you guys, this is the floor.

- All right!

Hey, come down to 234.

We'll get it on.

You live in the building.

You must swing, right?

Wrong. Good night.

Well, you don't,

but I'll bet anything she does.

This building is beginning

to attract some real scum.

Oh, no. I don't believe it.

$ 175-a-month rent increase?

How are we gonna pay that?

Don't worry, honey. We can live

on our Instacash card for a while.

Aren't you forgetting something?

It was cancelled for nonpayment.

Well, we still have our jobs.

- Oh, no, Paul.

- I told him not to buy cheap wine.

Bad wine at a bargain price

is no bargain.

- But what does he care?

- It's not your fault.

We just weren't meant to work

in shops or hospitals.

All those bills and no credit.

What are we gonna...?

Let's sell your mother's collection

of fabulous '50s furniture.

Oh, no, Paul. You know Mama

only loaned it to us until she dies.

Well, there's that money we set aside

for the restaurant down payment.

But that won't keep us for very long.

You'll get another job. I could get

a raise. We'll get by somehow.

- James! What am I gonna say to him?

- Paul, don't say anything to him.

Stall him. I just don't want that

restaurant to slip through our fingers.

How you doing, pal?

Am I early, or what?

The early bird gets the pussy,

am I right?

Jesus, she looks like

a party all to herself.

Now, come on, get out of here!

Get out of here!

You don't screw her! Someone should.

Might as well be me.

I'll screw you later, sweetheart.

Hey, baby!

You shouldn't have done that.

- Oh, my God.

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Paul Bartel

Paul Bartel (August 6, 1938 – May 13, 2000) was an American actor, writer and director. Bartel was perhaps most known for his 1982 hit black comedy Eating Raoul, which he wrote, starred in and directed. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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