Audience members walked out in disgust during Gaspar Noé’s provocative film, “Irreversible,” at the Cannes film festival back in 2002. Set in Paris and starring Monica Belluci and Vincent Cassel, it has a horrifyingly intimate and protracted rape scene. But this may not have been the most controversial thing about it. It continues to divide critics; some hail it as visionary, others deem it empty sensationalism.
Now Noé’s long-anticipated new work, Enter the Void, is released in Britain on 24th September.
With a cast of mostly non-professional actors, it is a psychedelic melodrama played out against the neon-soaked backdrop…
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