Irréversible   2002   France Irreversible
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Director:Gaspar Noe
Studio:Lions Gate
Writer:Gaspar Noé
IMDb Rating:7.3 (41,167 votes)
Awards:2 wins & 5 nominations
Genre:Drama
Duration:97 min
Languages:French
IMDb:0290673
Amazon:B00009W0U4
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Gaspar Noe  ...  (Director)
Gaspar Noé  ...  (Writer)
 
Monica Bellucci  ...  Alex
Vincent Cassel  ...  Marcus
Jean-Louis Costes  ...  Fistman
Stéphane Drouot  ...  Stéphane
Albert Dupontel  ...  Pierre
Jo Prestia  ...  Le Tenia
Philippe Nahon  ...  Philippe
Michel Gondoin  ...  Mick
Mourad Khima  ...  Mourad
Hellal  ...  Layde
Nato  ...  Commissaire
Fesche  ...  Chauffeur Taxi
Jara-Millo  ...  Concha
Le Quellec  ...  Inspecteur
Giami  ...  Isabelle
Stéphane Derdérian  ...  
Benoît Debie  ...  Cinematographer
Gaspar Noé  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: Le temps détruit tout - Time destroys everything

Perfectly executed. One of the most well-crafted films I've ever seen. Dizzying animal terror. Swirling, whirling cameras and a soundtrack designed to induce nausea make watching this film a physical experience. Super punk. Not for everybody. I'm glad it went backward. Ends sweetly. Super sweet. Bravo.

Summary: Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex (Monica Bellucci) 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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