Enter the Void - UNCUT
France, 2009, 161 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Drama, Thriller
Special Limited Return Engagement January 24 - 26. Completely UNCUT. Includes the "missing reel" not featured in the film's original release!
35mm Presentatiom - Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a small-time drug dealer, and his sister Linda (Paz de la Huerta), a nightclub stripper, are recent arrivals in Tokyo. One night, Oscar is caught up in a police bust and shot. As he lies dying, his spirit, faithful to the promise he made his sister—that he would never abandon her—refuses to abandon the world of the living. It wanders through the city, his visions growing evermore distorted and nightmarish. Writer/director Gaspar Noé (Irreversible) shoots the film from Oscar’s point of view, so when Oscar takes a psychedelic drug, we see the hallucinations he is having (note: the film contains strobe-like effects). Cinematographer Benoît Debie (The Runaways) allows the viewer to experience Tokyo’s underworld in a most unique way, sometimes floating above the city and watching the story unfurl below. In one extended sequence Oscar takes a trip through the Love Hotel, a dreamlike sexual labyrinth with characters acting out their favorite fantasies. Though destined to draw divided opinions, Enter the Void is a bold and incomparable cinematic experience.
DIRECTOR: Gaspar Noe
Principal Cast: Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy, Olly Alexander, Masato Tanno
US Distributor: IFC Films
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