Irreversible (2002)

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Avg Rating: 4.4 / 5. Voted: 87

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AKA:
Year: 2002
Directed by: Gaspar Noe
Starring: Monica Bellucci (Alex), Vincent Cassel (Marcus), Albert Dupontel (Pierre), Jo Prestia (Tenia), Philippe Nahon (The Butcher), Gaspar Noe (Guy jerking off at The Rectum)
Country: France, European Cinema
Language: French (English subs)
Runtime: 01:33:28
Genres: Rape-Sexual-Violence against Women, Revenge, Violence against Men, Gay, Racism

Plot – Spoilers:
Irreversible is one of the most controversial rape movies ever made due to its almost 10-minute-long single shot rape scene. It’s also a tale of revenge told in reverse – we start at the end (including credits) and move through segments narrated in reverse chronological order.

Alex is a young woman in a fairly happy relationship with Marcus. They’re headed out to a party with Alex’s ex, Pierre, tagging along. Pierre is a cerebral kind of dick who hasn’t gotten over Alex and is obsessed with his inability to get her to cum when they were together. Marcus is indulgent to Pierre but a bit of a fool especially when the drugs take over. Sitting between these two is Alex, who is a regular, kindly and social woman on the threshold of motherhood.

After Marcus and Pierre ruin her mood at a party, Alex decides to head home alone and takes a lonely underpass where she is anally raped and beaten brutally by a gay pimp. Marcus who is already high, goes hysterical and rabidly heads out looking for revenge, lugging a reluctant Pierre along.

The choice to narrate Irreversible in reverse was partly to help secure funding following the success of Memento. But it’s also an interesting option. If you started with Alex learning of her pregnancy and moved to her rape and the subsequent revenge (even though they got the wrong guy 🙂 ), it’s something we are used to – things getting fucked up. But doing it in reverse makes you unravel and understand better the person that has just been brutalized.

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Winter Gilman
Winter Gilman
March 29, 2020 4:12 am

This movie is brilliant!!!

Ajmal khan
Ajmal khan
March 31, 2020 9:50 pm

Nice and beautiful movie

Sneaky-Rat
Sneaky-Rat
May 4, 2020 3:30 am

Jesus Christ, this movie is hard to get through.

James
James
Reply to  Sneaky-Rat
July 8, 2020 9:03 pm

I love this movie and feel like it has a lot of originality.

Mancada
Mancada
May 16, 2020 2:34 am

Pretty nice movie! Thx u!

Mr x
Mr x
June 10, 2020 7:43 pm

To be honest this is one of the most boring films i have ever seen, the camera work is shit the whole film, the Dialogue was so fucking boring!!! if your watching this for the rape scene ( only watch that part ) the rest of the film is total garbage and a waste of a hour and 30 mins of my life i will never get back

Laura
Laura
Reply to  Mr x
October 24, 2020 2:21 pm

Agreed, the movie is nowhere near as shocking as it tries to be. What they try to pull off as a plot twist is just… not working, and I say this as a woman

rawzilk
rawzilk
Reply to  Laura
December 19, 2020 12:19 pm

Gaspar doesn’t try to be shocking, ever. He’s not just some edgy director, he likes exposing the animalistic side of mankind (which I think he does well).

deez nuts
deez nuts
Reply to  Mr x
March 3, 2021 1:38 am

no stupid opinion you are wrong big dumb dumb small brain i disagree and my opinion is right this movie is very nice you just wouldnt get it

Luther Blisset
Luther Blisset
Reply to  Mr x
October 31, 2021 12:41 am

Started watching, doubt I can finish it, the camerawork makes me uncomfortable and i’m only 10 minutes in, …

Zach
Zach
September 19, 2020 9:16 am

The last 40 minutes is very hard to sit through, and not because its too intense, just because its stuff thats not needed for the story, yet the movie wouldnt work unless they had that stuff. It just makes for a bloated project.

Horizen
Horizen
Reply to  Zach
October 3, 2020 12:57 am

Without it it would just be another gore movie.. The last part helps us understand and know the person who was killed and how much that actually was lost in the killing. Lol, not needed for the story.. Without it there would be no story worth telling! I know this is fupmovies, but that doesn’t mean it all has to be braindead gore without substance. It’s not a deep movie, if the meaning is lost on you I’m not sure there are many movies you will be able to folllow

ShitLord
ShitLord
March 22, 2021 11:50 am

God damn that fire extinguisher scene was hard to watch. I take that back the entire movie was hard to watch thats why I come here ?

Gggy
Gggy
March 31, 2021 5:40 pm

I like reality of the film

Wolf
Wolf
April 3, 2021 7:53 am

Im wondering if I Stand Alone and Irreversible are connected ? Im sorry if this has already been said, but the guy in the beginning that slept with his daughter is the same character from I Stand Alone. They are both by Gasper Noe, too.

Babet
Babet
Reply to  Wolf
April 3, 2021 6:17 pm

Tangentially. I think the order is Carne, I stand alone then the first(Last) scene in Irreversible

Antinatalpist
Antinatalpist
April 25, 2021 7:20 am

Hey Honey.. looking forward to going out.. I Think I’ll wear my new nipple dress.

soph
soph
May 8, 2021 4:29 am

This was a bit difficult to sit through, not because of the rape but because it was so slow. If you’re looking for a very shocking and fucked up film this one doesn’t really fit that description, though it is still disturbing in quite a few ways. that said, I loved this, it’s definitely worth the watch.

Nosh
Nosh
July 31, 2021 7:53 pm

A film about the utterly tragic hopelessness of toxic masculinity, the objectification of women, and the overarching patriarchy that no one asked for or needs to watch.

Luther Blisset
Luther Blisset
Reply to  Nosh
October 31, 2021 12:58 am

How many buzzwords can you fit into one sentence?

DJ Jackson
DJ Jackson
Reply to  Nosh
October 31, 2021 1:31 pm

I got your “toxic masculinity” right here, sister *pats inner thigh*

And it rules you.

Flotsam
Flotsam
Reply to  Nosh
November 30, 2021 9:32 am

Oh stfu u indoctrinated smuck

Kaytee
Kaytee
October 9, 2021 4:11 am

I watched this crazy stoned and I should’ve watched it in the correct chronological order coz I was getting super confused during the beginning. Watch the scenes in reverse. The [email protected] scene was pretty hot

Ew
Ew
Reply to  Kaytee
October 16, 2021 5:51 pm

You’re one sick fuck my dude

Zed Man
Zed Man
October 27, 2021 9:11 am

Meh, too try hard, yes there were some nasty scenes but overall it was too dark and confusing. But, worth a look just for Monica Bellucci alone, she is delicious.

Alex Hogendorp
Alex Hogendorp
October 31, 2021 11:13 pm

This is my second time viewing this and damn this movie is more disturbing and fucked up then I remembered it 2 years ago. Brilliant Masterpiece.

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