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Irreversible 2002

  • Gaspar Noé
  • May 22, 2002
  • 97 mins
  • French
  • Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Time destroys everything.
Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover take matters into their own hands by hiring two criminals to help them find the rapist so that they can exact revenge. A simultaneously beautiful and terrible examination of the destructive nature of cause and effect, and how time destroys everything.


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this is a must see but not for the faint of heart. this movie will challenge you, both visually and emotionally. i will let you know that the camera does eventually stop moving so much. if it werent for the subs to keep my eyes "grounded" on something stable i think i would have been seasick. the movies climax, and most talked about scene, is beautiful and so deeply disturbing. if it doesnt affect you on the deepest levels, i just dont know what would.
the cinematography in this is just amazing. i would even argue that it almost becomes a character. the frenetic pace at which the camera spins and gradually slows down and steadies at vital moments puts the viewer in the exact frame of mind that they need to be in.
this seriously is a work of art.

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One of the more disturbing movies i have ever seen. That scene where those guys go underground to find someone and keep running into these gay sex scenes between guys was too horrific to watch. Also that rape scene with Monica Bellucci was just too real. It looked like they planted a hidden camera and waited for an actual rape to happen, it looked that real.

The movie is filmed in the same way as Memento was filmed, we see a few minutes of the movie and than it goes back to a few minutes before that.

This is certainly not a movie for the weak minded. If you are looking for something full with entertainment and fun than keep looking. This movie is not meant for you.

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