The raw power of this disturbing study of an alienated Parisian horsemeat butcher's over-protective, potentially incestuous relationship with his pubescent daughter is contained only by its meticulously framed CinemaScope images. Black humour plays a part too, as Philippe Nahon's coarse, prejudiced butcher tries to cope with the cruel vagaries of life. Noé's bleak social vision is reminiscent of early Fassbinder, but his powerful, visceral imagery is all his own.

By: NF

Release details

Duration: 40 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Gaspar Noé
Cast: Philippe Nahon
Blandine Lenoir
Frankye Pain
Hélène Testud
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