Irreversible (2002)

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Avg Rating: 4.3 / 5. Voted: 120

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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.

Iloikta Wakov
Iloikta Wakov
Reply to  James
August 8, 2022 1:19 am

Woman gets raped and her loved one takes revenge… there’s like a million movies of that. The only special feature of this film is that it was arranged in a reversed order. Re-arrange it, and it’s just another bland story.

Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ
Reply to  Sneaky-Rat
April 1, 2022 2:26 am

Tell me about it.

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).

thomas
thomas
Reply to  Laura
May 1, 2022 5:49 pm

No serious filmmaker shocks for the sake of being shocking. The result of that would inevitably be schlock. Forcing a long look at something so uncomfortable and unpleasant is not done to shock the audience here.

I’ve always thought of this film as a longform expansion of Kirkegaard’s assertion that life can only be understood backwards but must be lived forwards.

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, …

NIK
NIK
Reply to  Mr x
May 11, 2022 12:23 pm

I agree the movie was bad it’s kind of famous because of the rape scene….

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

KussyKlapper13
KussyKlapper13
Reply to  Nosh
April 1, 2022 1:26 am

stfu fatass

Sir Sitsalot
Sir Sitsalot
Reply to  Nosh
April 8, 2022 3:38 pm

A comment about the utterly tragic hopelessness of pseudo-intellectualism, the objectification of posers, and the overarching pretentiousness that no one asked for.

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

Aspectator
Aspectator
Reply to  Ew
January 1, 2022 5:23 pm

Not siding with the sick fuck, but we ARE on EffedUpMovies. What did you expect?

Vampire Cat
Vampire Cat
Reply to  Kaytee
April 8, 2022 10:07 pm

whattya mean watch in reverse? it’s irreversible! ????

Bartel
Bartel
Reply to  Vampire Cat
April 9, 2022 12:12 am

That pun made my day. Thanks! 😀

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.

Sid
Sid
Reply to  Zed Man
January 19, 2022 4:33 pm

The only thing that’s try hard is your yearn to be edgy, fuckface.

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.

Anybody
Anybody
January 1, 2022 5:39 am

Good movie but insanely overrated in terms of “one of the most disturbing movies of all time”. Gimme a break. A guy gets his arm bent backwards and his face smashed in with a fire extinguisher and a woman is raped. You see women get raped on Lifetime, MTV, fuckin’ Freeform. I don’t wanna hear this mentioned on any “most disturbing list” ever again.

fred fat
fred fat
Reply to  Anybody
January 1, 2022 9:41 pm

had to laugh at your nonchalant description of events in the film yet still maintaining your view – also a good pun – dont know whether it was intentional – probably not

Zed Man
Zed Man
January 1, 2022 5:31 pm

10/10 Loved the movie, especially the rape scene ????????????

The Eye of Art
The Eye of Art
January 4, 2022 7:05 pm

A rated concept film with terminal stage parkinson’s cameraman. Those with severe motion sickness can skip this film you won’t last.

I poop on your face
I poop on your face
March 9, 2022 10:05 pm

Real boring movie. The best part was when the dude smashed the snowflakes face in at the beginning. The rape scene was done good too but like I said. The movie was boring as hell.

gwagon
gwagon
March 23, 2022 7:06 am

felt like i unlocked an achievement after getting through the infamous scene, but thought my brain was about to start bleeding out right after.
structure’s used brilliantly in this, did not expect much considering subsequent noé works weren’t that great for me but wow this one hits.

UltraAlphaMale
UltraAlphaMale
March 28, 2022 1:05 pm

This movie perfectly establishes the reality of male dominance and its perpetuance. Women deserve to be raped and beaten if they refuse a man’s advances for they are the lesser species built by the Lord Jesus Christ for entertainment and reproduction, nothing more. Also great fapping material. 10/10.

Butch Coolidge
Butch Coolidge
Reply to  UltraAlphaMale
March 29, 2022 4:42 pm

I’m sure your mother have fond memories of when she was raped by the retard you call daddy

A man
A man
Reply to  Butch Coolidge
March 29, 2022 6:20 pm

stfu z generation degenerated shit

Butch Coolidge
Butch Coolidge
Reply to  A man
March 29, 2022 6:51 pm

Shut up, woman!!!

MrJenkins
MrJenkins
Reply to  Butch Coolidge
March 29, 2022 8:20 pm

u make no sense on this site so stfu u cuntfaced faggot

I.Dominate.Men
I.Dominate.Men
Reply to  MrJenkins
March 29, 2022 10:34 pm

Who tf says cunt lmao what are u British? If so that itself is an insult

Butch Coolidge
Butch Coolidge
Reply to  MrJenkins
March 30, 2022 9:28 am

Go to school and suck my balls

MrJenkins
MrJenkins
Reply to  Butch Coolidge
March 31, 2022 5:34 am

sure, grow some first

Butch Coolidge
Butch Coolidge
Reply to  MrJenkins
April 6, 2022 2:27 pm

F
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MrJenkins
MrJenkins
Reply to  Butch Coolidge
April 6, 2022 3:02 pm

Hahahahahaha

shadow
shadow
Reply to  UltraAlphaMale
March 29, 2022 9:10 pm

Okay so other than this being the most disgusting and bigoted thing that I have ever read, I find your mention of Jesus quite funny. You are out here backing up your (repulsive) position with religion. But anybody with even an ounce of knowledge about the Abrahamic religions knows that the female sex was created in the Garden of Eden during the “creation of the world”.

If you’re gonna be a piece of shit in a public forum, at least do it with the correct information. Especially if you’re quoting religious bullshit. In general though, maybe stop being a closed minded asshole who is openly making the world a more disgusting and unsafe place.

A man
A man
Reply to  shadow
March 30, 2022 2:54 pm

you come from a colonial empire stfu

Lon nol
Lon nol
Reply to  A man
March 30, 2022 10:58 pm

So the natives should have fought harder.

shadow
shadow
Reply to  A man
March 31, 2022 9:19 pm

aww are you insecure that someone is smarter than you. wicked cute

KussyKlapper13
KussyKlapper13
Reply to  UltraAlphaMale
April 1, 2022 1:25 am

Larp as fuck

blyat
blyat
Reply to  UltraAlphaMale
April 1, 2022 4:07 am

When was the last time you set foot outside your basement?

Yikes
Yikes
Reply to  UltraAlphaMale
May 15, 2022 12:40 am

Certified ugly incel.

NIK
NIK
May 11, 2022 12:21 pm

Only good about this movie was the famous rape scene with Belluchii everything else was boring the story was a drag

mars.all
mars.all
May 14, 2022 9:55 am

i wish i wer dat guy wit monica she deserve it anywa 4 dressin like dat stuped bich

Gross
Gross
Reply to  mars.all
May 15, 2022 12:43 am

I bet money you’re an incel that women find repellent and is short and ugly af

A man
A man
Reply to  Gross
May 15, 2022 2:40 am

shush, stop using degenerate words you get from the internet. I know that you are unloved. Now go back to your wage slave life.

peepee man
peepee man
June 5, 2022 5:43 am

for fuck’s sake, this camera work made me fuckin nauseous

Guts and Halide
Guts and Halide
July 24, 2022 2:26 pm

Doing an analysis of this movie so I’m rewatching it being more careful to little details
For those who want to know, Pierre hits Le Ténia 23 TIMES in the face with the fire extinguisher