|The inner turmoil gets worse.|
Noe’s debut film I Stand Alone (1998) is about a middle-aged ex-con and former butcher who’s plagued with racist and misogynist thoughts and has a very violent temper. This film concluded with a 30 second gap to allow the squeamish to leave the cinema before the climax. Philippe Nahon, beat known for his roles in French horror and thriller films, stars as the butcher. Nahon can also be seen in Noe’s second and better-known movie, Irreversible (2002). Most of the film’s dialogue is spoken in voice over by the main protagonist and any sudden movement accompanied by what sounds like a load gunshot. A film made to cause its audience emotional disturbance, probably not a film for mass consumption, but highly recommended as are Noe’s following two movies.