Enter the Void

Enter the Void (2009)

Genres - Drama, Fantasy, Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Ghost Film  |   Release Date - Jun 17, 2009  |   Run Time - 161 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Enter the Void is a 2009 English-language French drama film written and directed by Gaspar Noé and starring Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, and Cyril Roy. Set in the neon-lit nightclub environments of Tokyo, the story follows Oscar, a young American drug dealer who gets shot by the police, but continues to watch subsequent events during an out-of-body experience. The film is shot from a first-person viewpoint, which often floats above the city streets, and occasionally features Oscar staring over his own shoulder as he recalls moments from his past. Noé labels the film a "psychedelic melodrama".

Noé's dream project for many years, the production was made possible after the commercial success of his previous feature film, Irréversible (2002). Enter the Void was primarily financed by Wild Bunch, while Fidélité Films led the actual production. With a mix of professionals and newcomers, the film makes heavy use of imagery inspired by experimental cinema and psychedelic drug experiences. Principal photography took place on location in Tokyo, and involved many complicated crane shots. Co-producers included the visual effects studio BUF Compagnie, which also provided the computer-generated imagery. The film's soundtrack is a collage of electronic pop and experimental music.

A rough cut premiered at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, but post-production work continued, and the film was not released in France until almost a year later. A cut-down version was released in the United States and United Kingdom in September 2010. The critical response was sharply divided: positive reviews described the film as captivating and innovative, while negative critics called it tedious and puerile. The film performed poorly at the box office.

Movie Info

Budget

$16,000,000

Box Office

$794,042

Tags

2009 Cannes Film Festival, Afterlife, Cult, Dmt, Drug Trip, Drugs, Hallucination, Incest, Mind-Bending/Experimental, Oscar, Prostitute, Psychedelic, Spiritual/Religious, Strip Club, Supernatural/Monsters, Surrealism, Tokyo, Void

Attributes

Filming Location: Japan, Montreal
Narrative Location: Tokyo

Alternate Titles

Boşluk
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Enter the Void
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Enter the Void - Viagem Alucinante
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Enther the Void: Viagem Alucinante
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Entra al vacío
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Lépj az ürességbe
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Soudain le vide
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Soudain le Vide
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Ulaz u prazninu
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Užeikite į tuštumą
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Vào Cõi Hư Vô
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Viagem Alucinante
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Wkraczając w pustkę
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Вхід у порожнечу
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Вход в пустоту
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Уђи у празнину
RS
エンター・ザ・ボイド
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嗑到荼靡
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遁入虚无
CN
엔터 더 보이드
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