DELI MAN – Vital Ethnic History Of Delicatessens


Director:  Erik Anjou

Screenplay By: Erik Anjou

Star Cast: Ziggy Gruber, Larry King, Jerry Stiller, Fyvush Finkel

Release Date: February 27th, 2015

Movie Type: Drama, Documentary

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Duration: 91 minutes

Movie Country: USA

Movie Budget:  N/A

Company Credits: Cohen Media Group

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About the Movie: DELI MAN is a film about cuisine of delicatessen which comes from the world that hardly exists. The movie shows strong Jewish culture that reflects the heart of a vital ethnic history. As everything from culture to traditions continues to change and transform according to time, delicatessen food remain loyal to its origins and delicacy. In Houston, Texas, the third generation deli man Ziggy Gruber has brought the delicatessen food by building up the finest delicatessen restaurant in U.S. Ziggy himself is full of life and seemingly lonely but he is loud and a caring boss. He finds his love in what he does. He has endless love for those old eating ways of delicatessen. DELI MAN is more than a film and much more than just a documentary about Jew-y culture food but it is the best kind of story that leaves you thinking about who you are and what you have become.


Editor’s Comments: Directed by Erik Anjou, the film is an amazing documentary about how cultures have evolved through time but some things when wanted to be kept the same, emerges beautifully. I love food and I love to watch movies about food, so for me DELI MAN is a must watch. Do let us know if you feel the same.

Plot Keywords:  Food, Jewish, Culture, Ethnic, History, Nostalgic, Cuisine, American, Delicatessen