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Irreversible

Cast

Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel, Jo Prestia View All


Crew

Gaspar No (Director), Gaspar No (Writer) View All

Released: May 22nd, 2002
Runtime: 1 hour, 37 minutes
Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover take matters into their own hands by hiring two criminals to help them find the rapist so that they can exact revenge. A simultaneously beautiful and terrible examination of the destructive nature of cause and effect, and how time destroys everything.
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Kong
The film is done in 12 episodes, each episode is only one take, and the episodes are played in reverse chronological order (like Memento). The reverse order is not just a gimick though, it is an extremely intergral part of the theme.

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