“The Butcher” by Philip Nahon … The story (not) is vulgar


Gaspar Noe cinema can be recognized immediately. The riotous Argentine director is an enthusiastic man with all the possibilities of cinema, making the most of the screen and the hall. His films are characterized by the acrobatic movement of the sex, the nihilism, the flashy violence, the vibrant colors, the inner monologue, and the cards that appear on the screen, with the directness of the director. His films are stressful for sight, hearing, even for the stomach and for the whole body. Unconventional cinema, provocative, shocked, and not losing its strength over the years. Neue’s films always wake the senses, and the feelings associated with the ideas and stories presented. In 1991, he started his cinematic journey in “Meat” (Medium Length Film), on the unnamed name butcher (played by the French role Philippe Nahon), who finds himself abandoned after the birth of his young daughter, and is responsible for raising her on his own. Not much changes in a butcher’s life until his daughter becomes a teenager (don’t speak). During the first signs of puberty, a horrific accident occurs coupled with an uncontrollable tantrum and the butcher will fall into an endless cycle.Noyas relationship with reality and his cinema and this film are contradictory. “Meat” presents a distorted image of reality. But only by making full use of the linguistic artistic potential of cinema can we understand a complex situation, and show and interpret reality. In the movie, Noe begins his relationship with cinema. For him, to achieve reality, it must be amplified, distorted and transformed into an experience that puts the senses in a game at the limits of denial and alienation. The film is an achievement, an essential introduction to the director’s upcoming films. Repositioning of contemporary cinema, re-clarification of the relationship between cinema, scenes, image, reality, acting and fiction.
After his first movie, “Meat,” Noyeh returned with his long star, “I Stand Alone”, and the character of Butcher Horse (Philip Nahon) returned. The story here is completed after the butcher has been released from prison (to find out the reason for his imprisonment, you should watch the third movie, Noya, “irreversible”). He now wants to start a new life, leaving his daughter in an institution and moving to the suburbs with his mistress, but he soon returns to Paris in search of his daughter. But it also says, “It is a cliched story.” The story of a man like many finds himself in a series of random events in a long dark tunnel and a hopeless existence. The movie Noia begins with a photo montage and voiceover, to illustrate the background of what happened with the butcher.

Gaspar Noe’s films are stressful for sight, hearing, even the stomach and the whole body

After that, events begin to escalate, and the more extreme Nue cinema begins with it. Nihilism is an essential element in the story, and his intention is keen to show this.
Noe uses captions to split the film’s chapters (as usual) and guide the viewer in a magical narration. He warns us that we have thirty seconds to go out and quit watching, then the countdown begins. We are amazed by his narration. Gives an overly new perspective to the story. The general feeling of inevitable bitterness and pent-up violence accompanies us, ready to explode at any moment. It is the exciting Argentine feature, boundless cinema, technical talent, and indifference to the viewer.
In his first feature film, Gaspar Noe explains to us his view of ethics. The strong did on the weak. Morality is a privilege for the few. Here there is no distinction between good and bad, as we will not find this in the life of the butcher. The butcher is the victim and the executioner, deals with violence and injustice, and ends up committing them. We immediately become partners, in collusion with our hero. We share with him, his murder and his violence. Everything is before our eyes and cannot be condemned. The movie tells everything with the speed of a bullet, the effect of punches on the face. Nuisance annoyance is a real goal. Noah tells us directly, expressing in a visual way and very clearly about hundreds of confused ideas.


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