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.
Biography by Andrea LeVasseur
- Was inspired to become a director after seeing the Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey at age 7.
- Made his feature film directorial debut with 1998's I stand Alone, a.k.a. Seul contre tous, and also served as Writer, Producer and Editor.
- Published his book, GASPAR NOE’S WORLD: FROM CARNE TO SEUL CONTRE TOUS, on October 10, 2000.
- Directed the music videos for Animal Collective's "Applesauce", Placebo's "Protège-Moi", Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' "We No Who U R", among others.
- Lives and works primarily in Paris, France.