Overall Rank: 4108
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 24
Theatrical Release Date: 05/16/1998
Genre: Thriller, Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Gaspar Noé
Actors: Philippe Nahon, Olivier Doran, Blandine Lenoir, Jean-François Rauger, Gil Bertharion Jr.
Plot: A convicted butcher leaves his daughter in a mental institution only to live with his pregnant mistress which he is unhappy about. But, she promises a new horse meat butcher shop but will everything work out or will he become more depressed?
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Moviehead - wrote on 03/25/2012
Exactly what films about this kind of people(or should i say state of mind) should be, approach is with some kind of sick humor that has its top when youre warned to leave cinema. and yeah, editing helps to make it more sick
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Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/24/2008
As powerful as this film is, it would be hard to recommend simply because the story is so dark and pretty sickening at times.
The main character is not someone you would want to know, let alone know the inner workings of his mind. He is filled with rage and hate: hate for the rich, for the elderly, for women, for gays, for his home, but he keeps the most deep-seated hate for himself. A former butcher, we watch as he slips deeper and deeper into depression, contemplating life, death, love and his pitiful life one step above the gutter.
You would think to feel pity, but he won't let you. His thoughts are also on committing murder - first against a former supplier of meat, then to a few strangers in a bar. What he settles on is far more disturbing. I won't spoil the ending, only to …
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