ENTER THE VOID

SOUDAIN LE MONDE

By Gaspar NOE

WILD BUNCH - as SALES All rights, World

Completed 2009


    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Duration
    • 150 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Gaspar NOE
    • Producer(s)
    • Vincent MARAVAL, Brahim CHIOUA, Olivier DELBOSC, Marc MISSONNIER, Pierre BUFFIN, Gaspar NOE
    • Synopsis
    • Oscar, (20), and his sister Linda (18), are recent arrivals in Tokyo. Oscar sells drugs for a living, and Linda works as a nightclub stripper. One night, Oscar goes to a bar to make a deal. But the cops are waiting, and in the panic that ensues he is accidentally shot.
      As Oscar lies dying, his perception grows distorted. Swept along a limitless tunnel of memories, he witnesses again the death of his parents in a car crash when he was five years old, and the promise he made to his little sister – that he would never abandon her. A dazzling light tears him from these memories but Oscar cannot abandon the world of the living. Like a disembodied spirit, his vision flies through the city and around those close to him. But despite all his efforts, he cannot communicate with them. Not even with Linda. Magnificent coloured lights appear again, and try to pull him away from the world, but he rejects them, true to his promise and a prisoner to his desires and his fears …
      Oscar’s perceptions grow evermore distorted, his visions evermore chaotic and nightmarish. Past, present and future merge in a hallucinatory maelstrom.
      Shot from start to finish from the subjective point of view or mental perspective of its leading character, ENTER THE VOID is a hallucinatory film, a melodrama of altered states of consciousness.
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