This surreal erotic thriller is set in a flesh-filled and violence-prone butcher shop. A large, lustful butcher, used to living out his sexual fantasies in the shop, becomes interested in Roxy, his young female apprentice. The girl, documenting everything with a video camera, enthusiastically gets involved with him. But when the butcher is murdered and a police inspector, who looks exactly like the dead butcher, investigates the crime, the story takes on a dreamlike quality. A visually explicit, beguiling tale - think Peter Greenaway’s The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, meets Gaspar Noé's Carne by way of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Delicatessen. Drama, Thriller, International.
“Everything about this movie is dark and bleak, and surreal, but it’s still pretty great to look at. There are lots of artsy, almost hallucinogenic shots to follow….I should mention that there is a lot of urinating in this film. Again, I think the filmmakers were going more for an artsy flick than a more serious film, and that’s a shame since the cinematography is so mesmerizing. I found myself asking, is the detective really the butcher? Is the butcher the detective? Is the butcher really dead? What does it all mean?” – HorrorNews
About the Directors: VICTOR NIEUWENHUIJS (Born: 1944, The Netherlands) studied politics at the University of Amsterdam, attended Painting and Photography at the Academy Ateliers ’63 in Haarlem and Film at the Free Academy in Amsterdam. Since 1984 he is active as a film maker, together with Maartje Seyferth. In 1986 Nieuwenhuijs and Seyferth founded the production company Moskito Film. Their films are now in the collection of the Dutch Film Museum in Amsterdam.
MAARTJE SEYFERTH (Born: 1945, Amsterdam) She is a director and writer, known for Meat (2010),Venus in Furs (1994) and Lulu (2005). She is married to Victor Nieuwenhuijs.