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Irreversible (2002)
"Irréversible" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  22 May 2002 (France)
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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Alex (as Bellucci)
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Marcus (as Cassel)
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Pierre (as Dupontel)
Jo Prestia ...
Le Tenia (as Prestia)
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L'homme (as Nahon)
Stéphane Drouot ...
Stéphane (as Drouot)
Jean-Louis Costes ...
Fistman (as Costes)
Michel Gondoin ...
Mick (as Gondouin)
Mourad Khima ...
Mourad (as Khima)
Hellal ...
Layde
Nato ...
Commissaire
Fesche ...
Chauffeur Taxi
Jara-Millo ...
Concha (as Jaramillo)
Le Quellec ...
Inspecteur
Isabelle Giami ...
Copine d'Alex enceinte (as Giami)
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Storyline

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. Written by Denny Gibbons

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Le temps détruit tout - Time destroys everything See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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22 May 2002 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Irreversible  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,626 (Hong Kong) (19 December 2003)

Gross:

$4,626 (Hong Kong) (19 December 2003)
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Trivia

The underpass in the rape scene was painted red and given a concrete-colored foam-rubber floor. See more »

Goofs

At the party Vincent Cassel gives his characters name as "Vincent" instead of "Marcus." He quickly covers his mistake and saves the scene. See more »

Quotes

Marcus: Off to The Rectum!
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Crazy Credits

The capital letter "E" is written backwards in the credits. See more »

Connections

References Barry Lyndon (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 7 in A Major op. 92
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven (as Beethoven)
Koka Media
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User Reviews

 
Difficult to sit through a couple scenes. Brilliant, but can't recommend it.
10 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie will leave a lasting impression, whether you want it to or not. That is, if you can get through the shaky camera scenes at the beginning without getting a headache. However the way it is shot does a good job in throwing the viewer into the atmosphere of the film, leaving us disoriented in a sense. Rather than beating around the bush when it comes to a controversial subject such as rape, it forcefully makes you aware of just how brutal and traumatic it is. Some scenes are downright uncomfortable but at the same time, can only be described as real and not sugarcoated. It shows you how your life can be destroyed in the blink of an eye. It sticks with you.


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