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Trigger warning: this film contains disturbing adult concepts and high level violence and sex. Viewer discretion is advised.


Twee vrienden, Marcus en Pierre, zijn in Club Rectum op zoek naar een persoon met als bijnaam ‘de lintworm’. Marcus is blind van woede en Pierre onderneemt vruchteloze pogingen om de wraaklust van Marcus te temperen door op hem in te praten. Waarom Marcus zo obsessief op wraak uit is blijft vooralsnog onduidelijk.


Gaspar Noé’s Irreversible utilizes the same storytelling technique used by Christopher Nolan in Memento and Harold Pinter in Betrayal. Consisting of about a dozen scenes, all shot in single takes, Irreversible charts a disturbing night in the life of Marcus (Vincent Cassel), but presents the events in reverse chronological order. The audience eventually learns how the beautiful Alex (Cassel’s real-life partner Monica Bellucci) is involved. The film opens with a violent altercation at a gay sex club and works backward to explain how and why the violence occurred. The actors improvised the vast majority of the dialogue starting from a four-page story outline. Irreversible was screened in competition at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.


  • Gaspar Noé


  • Monica Bellucci
  • Vincent Cassel
  • Albert Dupontel


  • 2002


  • 1 uur en 37 minuten


  • Engels


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