Controversial director Gaspar Noe (Seul contre tous, Irréversible) created this homage to the orgy scene from Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut (1999) for a single from Placebo’s greatest hits album. In one fluid take the camera follows a pair of young girls through various sexual pairings before having sex in a corner.
Noé later stated in an interview that this video was the only short film where he had been given complete creative control. Not surprisingly the video was never officially released as it was too sexually explicit to be shown.
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