Directed by Gaspar Noe
Gaspar Noe's disturbing thriller shocked festival
crowds with its extended rape scene and graphic violence, prompting some
audience members to leave the theater or faint. But those who made it to the
end experienced an intense, brutal and emotional ride. Monica Bellucci and
Vincent Cassell star as a couple who experience an absolutely horrific night
together. Opening with the final scene and moving backward, Noe tells the
story in reverse chronological order, revealing every atrocity through
unflinching, drawn out single shots. "Amazing! A rapt, cinematic force"
(Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly). French with English
subtitles. 99 minutes.