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Irréversible

Gaspar Noé Franța, 2002

Nicholas Gregory's rating of the film Irreversible

By reversing narrative structure, Irreversible is a rape-revenge film starting with the revenge that subverts norms when the audience roots for the revenge, but sees it now just as hate-filled and nonsensical. With the quietness at the end, we stop the movie knowing more that people’s fragile lives can shatter by actions and circumstance. Yet, it also means Irreversible has a lack of drama when needed due to it, too.