An old-fash­ioned butcher acts out his perverted sexual fantasies with his wife between the hanging cadavers. The filming shop girl also feels attracted by the butcher’s erotic flat­tery. Although the merchan­dise grad­u­ally looks more and more repul­sive, all char­ac­ters eat the meat with relish. When after a festive night the butcher is found naked and murdered, a detec­tive has to find the culprit. Meat, nudity and explicit language are recur­ring elements in this absur­dist and occa­sion­ally film noir-like low-budget produc­tion. As a result of speed reduc­tions, quick editing and char­ac­ters wielding their own small digital camera, the confu­sion grows about what is real and what is fantasy. For their fourth joint feature film, film­makers Seyferth and Nieuwen­huijs again chose promi­nent stage actor Titus Muize­laar, for the double role of butcher and detec­tive. Shop assis­tant Nellie Benner also appeared in one of their previous produc­tions: Crepus­cule.

Title: Vlees
Year: 2010
Duration : 1 hour, 25 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2010

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