• Enter the Void (2010)

Enter the Void

Release Date: September 24th, 2010

DVD Release Date: January 25th, 2011

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his prostitute sister, Linda (Paz de la Huerta). When Oscar is killed by police during a bust gone bad, his spirit journeys from the past -- where he sees his parents before their deaths -- to the present -- where he witnesses his own autopsy -- and then to the future, where he looks out for his sister from beyond the grave.

Cast: Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy, Emily Alyn Lind, Jesse Kuhn, Olly Alexander

Director: Gaspar Noé

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Filmförderungsanstalt, Les Cinémas de la Zone, BIM Distribuzione, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, BUF, Filmarto, Eurimages, Orange Cinéma Séries, Canal+, Essential Filmproduktion GmbH, Fidélité Films, Wild Bunch

Keywords: Dark, Sister, Transformation, 2000s, Family, Mother, Death, Underdog, Growing up, Brother, Forbidden love, 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    Enter the Void inspires ambivalence. Aside from its technical brilliance, it is an experience equally sublime and infuriating, revelatory and painful, ecstatic and terrifying. show more

  • 40
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Many flashbacks to the children's early trauma, along with other scenes, are unnecessarily repeated several times. show more

  • 70
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    Confrontational and hyperactive, Enter the Void is a difficult film to experience. That's not because Noe is somehow inept. The Argentina-born French writer-director knows exactly what he's doing and what effect his swirling camera, exuberant colors and strobelike effects will have. show more

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