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Irréversible

Gaspar Noé France, 2002

Manfred Matela's rating of the film Irreversible

"Time is the death of all things." Irreversible is horrifying, uncomfortably real and one of the most visceral cinematic experiences I've had. But it's also beautiful in its own way. The inventive cinematography and excellent acting made this film really stand out for me. Many scenes were terrifying to watch, but for better or worse I think a film ultimately having that deep an emotional impact is a sign of quality.