Irreversible

Irreversible (2002)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Crime, Drama, Mystery-Suspense, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - LGBT-Related Film, Rape And Revenge Film  |   Release Date - May 22, 2002  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NC-17
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Irréversible (French pronunciation: ​[iʁevɛʁsibl]) is a 2002 French art psychological thriller drama film written and directed by Gaspar Noé and starring Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel and Albert Dupontel. The film employs a non-linear narrative and follows two men through the streets of Paris as they seek to avenge a brutally raped girlfriend. The film's soundtrack was composed by the electronic musician Thomas Bangalter, best known as half of the Daft Punk duo.

American film critic Roger Ebert called it "a movie so violent and cruel that most people will find it unwatchable." Irréversible competed at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival and won the Stockholm International Film Festival's award for best film.

Irreversible has been associated with a series of films defined as the cinéma du corps ("cinema of the body"), which according to Palmer share affinities with certain avant-garde productions: an attenuated use of narrative, assaulting and often illegible cinematography, confrontational subject material, and a pervasive sense of social nihilism or despair. Irreversible has also been associated with the New French Extremity movement.

The film was particularly controversial upon its release for its graphic portrayal of violence, specifically the scene where a man is savagely bludgeoned to death with a fire extinguisher and its 10-minute long take rape scene of Alex (Monica Bellucci). It had accusations of apparent homophobia as well.

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Box Office

$6,490,733

Tags

Assault, Brutality, Cruelty, Cult, Dark, Drugs, Evil, Knife, Mind-Bending/Experimental, New French Extremity, Paris, Paris France, Police, Prostitute, Rape, Rape And Revenge, Revenge, Sex, Underpass, Violence, Violent

Attributes

Filming Location: Paris
Narrative Location: Paris
Subject: revenge

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Dönüş yok
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Irreversible: Straight Cut
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Nepovratno
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Необратимость. Полная инверсия
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アレックス
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돌이킬 수 없는
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