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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
Giami ...
Isabelle
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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

Plot Keywords:

underpass | night | rapist | revenge | fate | See more »

Taglines:

Le temps détruit tout - Time destroys everything See more »


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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 book Alex is reading (as shown in the last scene) while she is lying on the grass, is "An Experiment With Time" by J.W. Dunne. See more »

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When Alex is in the bed with her boyfriend and they get up to dance, the whole film crew is mirrored on the glass of the window. See more »

Quotes

Pierre: You're behaving like an animal. Even animals don't seek revenge.
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The capital letter "E" is written backwards in the credits. See more »

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References Blue Velvet (1986) See more »

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Symphony No. 7 in A Major op. 92
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this is the most disturbing film i've ever seen
17 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i am the least conservative person you'll ever meet, but if you aren't horrified by this film, you're probably a sociopath. i watched the whole thing, but only in pieces. there's no need for this violence. this isn't blowing things up. from the crushing of a guy's skull with a fire extinguisher - with many more hits than is necessary to make a guy's face meat like in the movie - to the rape scene...this is disgusting.

we're still to early in our understanding of the brain, but this is real enough to make one have post traumatic shock syndrome. i don't want to say it should be banned, for i am not for censorship. but i think people who make things like this should be shunned.

again, i am a very liberal person. this was the most disgusting "film" i've ever seen.


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