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3.8
7,298 Ratings

Enter the Void

Directed by Gaspar Noé
France, Germany, 2009
Avant-Garde, Drama, LGBT+

Synopsis

Oscar is an American drug dealer living with his sister in Japan. Killed during a drug bust, Oscar’s spirit enters the astral plane. His journey through life after death takes him back to the past and through the present neon club scene of Tokyo after dark.

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Enter the Void Directed by Gaspar Noé
With beauty, mild and sharp jolts, and mesmerizing camerawork, [Noé] tries to open the doors of perception.
September 23, 2010
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It may be an extremely elaborate formal exercise about every man’s desire to crawl back into the womb, turned up a loud notch visually and adapted into every brother’s apparently latent compulsion to both impregnate his sister and suck on her tits. But, dude: I could stare at this movie for days and not get tired of the sensation. A mash-up of the sacred, the profane, and the brain-dead, Enter the Void is addictive.
September 22, 2010
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Both the Tibetan Book of the Dead and psychedelics get insinuated as guides to envisioning nonexistence—the sacred and the profane profoundly coupled, to the point that Enter the Void’s plot starts to smack of silliness: sleaze and the divine piled so high. (Oscar is a drug dealer, his sister a stripper; the film includes an abortion scene.) Noé’s remarkable, hypnotic visuals, however, keep the film (and Oscar) alive, buoyed—perhaps forever—upon a dazzling sea of dreams, movement, and memories.
April 01, 2015
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