Enter the Void (2009)

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Avg Rating: 4 / 5. Voted: 5

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AKA: Soudain le Vide
Directed by: Gaspar Noe
Starring: Paz de la Huerta (Linda), Nathaniel Brown (Oscar), Cyril Roy (Alex), Olly Alexander (Victor), Masato Tanno (Mario)
Country: France, Japan, European Cinema, Asian Cinema
Language: English
Runtime: 02:41:15
Genres: Siblings, Surreal, Drugs, Childhood, Incest

Plot – Spoilers:
Oscar and Linda are a brother-sister couple living in Tokyo. He deals drugs while she’s a stripper in a relationship with the club owner Mario.

After being separated through foster-care for years, the brother-sister are finally together in Tokyo and implied to be incestuously involved. The ghosts of the duo’s traumatic childhood are hard to shake off though, as they both have recurring nightmares of watching their parents die in a car crash.

Linda loves her brother from her gut but isn’t keen on his druggie friends Alex and Victor and feels he’s spiraling down a drug rabbit hole. After a brief discussion on this, Oscar heads to meet Victor, carrying with him some pills. When he gets there he finds the police waiting for him and in panic, locks himself in a toilet where he flushes the pills. To buy time, he yells something about having a gun and gets shot in response. Enter the Void then takes off on a trippy journey detailing his childhood and post-death experiences seeking a resting place.

2 thoughts on “Enter the Void (2009)

  • January 11, 2020 at 8:36 pm
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    Please would you possibly be able to put up Climax by this same guy?! Oh boy that’d be pretty sweet.. Thank you for all you have put up this far, amazed, thank you again! I appreciate you.

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  • June 23, 2020 at 6:09 am
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    First, I thought this was the best movie I’ve seen by Noe. However, I thought both “Irreversible” and “I Stand Alone” sacrificed plot for irritating, superficial gimmicks. Even though this also had what could be thought of as a gimmick, he at least used to good effect. That being said, I found the film frustrating and long-winded. It’s also three hours, and thought this would have made a much better two-hour film.

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