3 Short films made by Gaspar Noe starring Eva Herzigova and created for le Grand Journal de Canal + at Cannes Filmfestival 2005.
Baldheaded Franco-Argentine filmmaker Gaspar Noé has made some seriously disturbing films during his relatively short career. He has also won several critical awards and festival acclaim for each of his works. Noé made his first film in 1991 with the short Carne, an introduction to the character of the Butcher, played by Philippe Nahon. An angry man, the Butcher seeks revenge on whoever hurt his disabled daughter. After working as an actor, cinematographer, writer, and director on some other projects, Noé made his first feature film, I Stand Alone, continuing the story of the Butcher after he does time in jail and abandons his daughter. In 2002 he received major public notice and outrage with the controversial Irréversible, mostly due to the much-publicized eight-minute rape scene. Starring real-life married couple Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel, the film is a brutal look at male violence shown in reverse chronological order. —allmovie guide
If you want to call them alluring- I prefer to label: Sub-alluring (the implication being that these are useless). So now having a camera on a crane shooting a model with modular ambient "music" is, excuse me, "ALLURING". Having said model in a hallway clothed in black bra and panties playing with a kitten is "ALLURING?"
As is sometimes the case with Noé’s work, the style of this piece proves to be more durable than the substance (actually, I’m not sure this even has any substance) - but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, with the aesthetic and sensory elements here being as alluring as they are. The extreme visual intensity of the first segment is, in particular, really quite something.