Enter the Void (Soudain le vide) (2010)

Enter the Void (Soudain le vide)



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ENTER THE VOID, the psychedelic thriller by visionary French maverick Gaspar No (IRREVERSIBLE, I STAND ALONE), is a cinematic thrill ride that's riveted audiences at the Cannes, Toronto, Sundance and SXSW film festivals. Nathaniel Brown and Paz de la Huerta star in a visceral journey set against the thumping, neon club scene of Tokyo, which hurls the viewer into an astonishing trip through life, death, and the universally wonderful and horrible moments between. An immersive and just plain … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Gaspar Noe
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On DVD: Jan 25, 2011
Box Office: $0.3M
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In visual terms, it's a whiz-bang marvel of swooping and soaring camera work and psychedelic imagery, lit by the gaudy fluorescence of Tokyo's seamier nightclubs.

Full Review… | January 1, 2011
Toronto Star
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If you yourself are stoked for a lurid, oversexed, stupid-with-Freud Midnight Movie extravaganza -- a trip to El Topo via Mulholland Drive -- there are worse ways to spend 2 1/2 hours.

Full Review… | December 31, 2010
Globe and Mail
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"I hated that" will be a common refrain among people leaving showings of Enter the Void. Don't be surprised, though, if you find yourself still thinking about the movie the next day.

Full Review… | December 8, 2010
Miami Herald
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[It's] certainly an immersive experience that's decidedly difficult to shake. The problem is that it's also the most excruciating sit in recent cinematic memory.

Full Review… | November 12, 2010
Washington Post
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As chowderheaded as some of its underlying pretensions are, the movie's still an astonishing work of cinema, alternately brilliant and disgusting, nave and inspired, tedious and sublime.

Full Review… | November 11, 2010
Boston Globe
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Hallucinogenic, dazzling, depressing, daring and not entirely successful, "Enter the Void" is obviously out to blow some minds.

Full Review… | November 5, 2010
Detroit News
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Audience Reviews for Enter the Void (Soudain le vide)

Quite possibly the most trippy and vividly realized films I've ever seen - Gaspar Noe's cinematographic flair is seizure-inducing yet absolutely stunning in scope. The same can be said for the film's plot - which is marvelous at points and nearly unwatchable at others. The film meanders and seems to lose sight in the last 20 minutes, but when the shocking ending arrives and the plot comes full-circle, you can let out a sigh of relief that it was all worth it.

Kristijonas Fussman
Kristijonas Fussman

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Yes, we know that its 1h30min worth of repetitive scenes but thats also the beauty of it. Its art-house and not intended to a fast paced action film. In the right mood, this film is beautiful

paul o.
paul oh

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Technically stunning like Gaspar Noe's Irreversible, this is a kaleidoscopic head-fuck of extreme cinema, pulling in everything from POV noir Lady in the Lake (1947) to 2001. It's also dreadfully acted, tediously "profound" and painfully overlong. Shot through the eyes of drug dealer Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), the prologue pulses with power. But when Oscar is shot, his "spirit" / the camera soars above the city streets, into his past and inside the heads of friends, enemies and sister Linda (Paz de la Huerta). From here, it becomes a misogynistic, metaphysical dirge, with super-close-ups of Linda's weeping, Linda's vagina, Linda's abortion, dead-eyed graphic sex, ejaculation, conception and birth. Woah, that's like life, man.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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