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Enter the Void -- A drug-dealing teen is killed in Japan, after which he reappears as a ghost to watch over his sister.

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Gaspar Noé (writer)
Lucile Hadzihalilovic (with the help of)
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5 May 2010 (France) See more »
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A U.S. drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Paz de la Huerta ... Linda
Nathaniel Brown ... Oscar
Cyril Roy ... Alex

Olly Alexander ... Victor
Masato Tanno ... Mario

Ed Spear ... Bruno

Emily Alyn Lind ... Little Linda
Jesse Kuhn ... Little Oscar
Nobu Imai ... Tito
Sakiko Fukuhara ... Saki
Janice Béliveau-Sicotte ... Mother (as Janice Sicotte-Béliveau)
Sara Stockbridge ... Suzy (as Sarah Stockbridge)
Stuart Miller ... Victor's Father
Emi Takeuchi ... Carol (as Yemi)
Rumiko Kimishima ... Rumi
Akira Kuzuki ... Techno Club Girl
Sayuki Nakamura ... Techno Club Girl
Kaori Nakamura ... Techno Club Girl
Naoko Hirosawa ... Techno Club Girl
Kenji Isomura ... Strip Club Manager
Akira ... Stripper
Anna ... Stripper
Marie ... Stripper
Rico ... Stripper
Risa ... Stripper
Ryo ... Stripper
Yuri ... Stripper
Sandra ... Stripper
Milton James ... Strip Club Bouncer
Hideomi Nagahama ... Bilingual Officer
Takaharu Hachiya ... Bilingual Officer
Toshio Hanaoka ... Bilingual Officer
Kazuhiro Nakanishi ... Bilingual Officer
Adrien Ledanois ... Bruno's Friend
Keiji Suzuki ... Bruno's Friend
Simon Chamberland ... Father
Joan Heithfield ... Grandmother
Kenneth Heathfield ... Grandfather
Jessica De Marco ... Social Worker
Lucas Sirois ... Oscar - 2 years old
Ewan Widgeinton ... Oscar - 2 years old
Alexandre Bergeron ... Oscar - Baby
Mackenzie Falcombridge ... Linda - Baby
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Federico Aletta ... Club Customer (uncredited)
Sayuki Matsumoto ... (uncredited)

Gaspar Noé ... Man in nightclub (uncredited)
Edward L. Papazian ... Customer in Dance Club (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gaspar Noé 
 
Writing credits
Gaspar Noé (writer)

Lucile Hadzihalilovic (with the help of)

Produced by
Philippe Bober .... associate producer
Pierre Buffin .... producer
Brahim Chioua .... producer
Valerio De Paolis .... associate producer
Olivier Delbosc .... producer
Suzanne Girard .... line producer
Peter Hermann .... producer: Germany, Essential Filmproduktion
Nicolas Leclercq .... associate producer
Vincent Maraval .... producer
Susanne Marian .... producer: Germany, Essential Filmproduktion
Marc Missonnier .... producer
Gaspar Noé .... associate producer
Georgina Pope .... line producer
Olivier Théry-Lapiney .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Thomas Bangalter 
 
Cinematography by
Benoît Debie (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Marc Boucrot 
Gaspar Noé 
Jérôme Pesnel  (as Jerome Peznel)
 
Casting by
Lisa Mae Fincannon (casting director: USA, Fincannon Agency) (as Lisa Mae)
Des Hamilton (casting director: UK)
Barbara Pfister (casting director: USA)
Kathryn Taylor (casting director: USA, Taylor Casting) (as Katie Taylor)
 
Production Design by
Jean-Andre Carriere  (as Jean Carrière)
Kikuo Ohta 
 
Costume Design by
Nicoletta Massone 
 
Makeup Department
Linda Gordon .... makeup artist: Canada
Tomomi Higuchi .... makeup artist: Japan
Félix Larivière .... makeup artist: Canada
 
Production Management
Susana Antunes .... post-production supervisor: Fidelite
Maurine Boutin .... unit manager: Canada
Yannick Bouverot .... post-production supervisor assistant: Fidelite
Chantal Desgagné .... assistant unit manager: Canada (as Chantal Desgagne)
Jos ée Lacelle .... production manager
Sarah Nagel .... production manager: Germany
Olivier Théry-Lapiney .... post-production supervisor: Fidelite (as Olivier Thery-Lapiney)
Isabell Wiegand .... production manager: Germany
Shin Yamaguchi .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marielou Bélisle-Pierre .... second assistant director: Canada
Genevieve Courcy .... third assistant director: Canada
Toshio Hanaoka .... assistant director
Hideaki Jimbo .... assistant director
Michael A. Williams .... assistant director (as Michael Williams)
Masaaki Yoshimura .... second assistant director: Japan
 
Art Department
Genevieve Allard .... swing gang: Canada
Marie-Eve Berube .... swing gang: Canada
Veronique Bouchard-Blondeau .... swing gang: Canada
Marc Caro .... art supervisor
Catherina Chamberland .... set dresser: Canada (as Caterina Chamberland)
Luis Felipe .... artist: Alex paintings
Yves Fontigny .... set props: Canada
Yoko Fukao .... assistant props: Japan
Joseph Gagné .... assistant art director: Canada (as Joseph Gagne)
Martin Gelineau .... swing gang: Canada
Hideyuki Handa .... assistant set decorator: Japan
Genevieve Herbert .... assistant set dresser: Canada
Tamotsu Hoshikawa .... diorama maker: Japan
Andrew Houston .... swing gang: Japan
Ayako Imoto .... property master: Japan
Tom Kan .... typography designer
Hiromi Kasuya .... art assistant: Japan
Shunji Kubota .... assistant set decorator: Japan
Susan C. MacQuarrie .... set decorator: Canada (as Susan MacQuarriue)
Michel-Pierre Morin .... swing gang: Canada
Gaspar Noé .... artist: Alex paintings
Keisuke Sakurai .... assistant set decorator: Japan
Louisa Schabas .... set decorator assistant: Canada
Asuka Sugiyama .... art department coordinator: Canada
Hiromi Takeda .... art assistant: Japan
Masanori Takeuchi .... set decorator: Japan
Ryoko Ushikoshi .... art assistant: Japan
Daichi Watanabe .... swing gang: Japan
 
Sound Department
Emeline Aldeguer .... sound mixer: studio, JacksOn
Hortense Bailly .... sound mixer: studio, JacksOn
Thomas Bangalter .... sound effects director
Gina Barbier .... sound mixer: studio,: JacksOn
Nicolas Becker .... foley artist
Gael Blondet .... sound mixer: studio, JacksOn
Laurent Boudaud .... sound re-recording mixer
Nicolas Bourgeois .... sound editing assistant
André Cappello .... sound mixer: studio, JacksOn (as Andre Capello)
Capucine Courau .... sound editing assistant
Valérie Deloof .... sound editor: second unit
Alexis Durand .... sound editing assistant
Lars Ginzel .... sound re-recording mixer
Ryotaro Harada .... sound mixer
Frederic Henrio .... sound mixer: studio, JacksOn
Claude La Haye .... sound mixer
Gwennolé Le Borgne .... sound editor: second unit (as Gwenole LeBorgne)
Christophe Massie .... sound mixer: studio, JacksOn
Alix Ploquin .... sound mixer: studio, JacksOn
Francis Péloquin .... boom operator: Canada (as Francis Peloquin)
Dominique Schmit .... sound consultant: Dolby
Boris Schoene .... sound mixer: studio, JacksOn
Rin Takada .... boom operator: Japan
Ken Yasumoto .... sound designer
 
Special Effects by
Franck Bonetto .... special effects
Olivier Gleyze .... special effects
Les Versaillais .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Xavier Allard .... lead cg artist
Pierre Alran .... digital artist: BUF
François-Xavier Aubague .... production team: BUF (as Francois-Xavier Aubague)
Julien Aullas .... lead cg artist
Frederic Bajou .... digital artist: BUF
Vincent Batoufflet .... system administrator: BUF
Xavier Bec .... research and development: BUF
Christophe Bernard .... visual effects video operator: BUF
Anne-Sophie Bertrand .... lead cg artist
Jonathan Bonte .... digital artist: BUF
Stephane Bourdageau .... digital artist: BUF
Pierre Buffin .... visual effects art director: BUF
Julien Buisseret .... lead cg artist: BUF
Isabelle Capgras .... visual effects editor: BUF
Jean Carlier .... digital artist: BUF
Fabien Charbonnier .... system administrator: BUF
Florent Chedreau .... visual effects video operator: BUF
Jonathan Cohen .... digital artist: BUF
Sebastien Corne .... lead cg artist: BUF
Yann De Cadoudal .... assistant to visual effects supervisor
Yann De Cadoudal .... on set visual effects supervisor: BUF
Damien Delaunay .... digital artist: BUF
Damien Delrue .... digital artist: BUF
Nicolas Delval .... visual effects producer
Thomas Devorsine .... lead cg artist: BUF
Lionel Di Scala .... digital artist: BUF
Carla Diamond .... visual effects coordinator: BUF
Pierre Fauquembergue .... system administrator: BUF
Nicolas Gauthier .... digital artist: BUF
Sylvain Germain .... research and development: BUF
Yoel Godo .... lead cg artist: BUF
Stephanie Goix .... research and development: BUF
Arnaud Grelaud .... digital artist: BUF
Florian Grolier .... in-out/render technician: BUF
Maxime Guillet .... system administrator: BUF
Rami Hage .... digital artist: BUF (as Ramy Hage)
Michael Haussmann .... digital artist: BUF
Michael Havart .... digital artist: BUF
Glenn Jacobsen .... psychedelic effects on tv (as Glennwiz)
Anne-Gaelle Jolly .... research and development: BUF
Jean-Louis Kalifa .... lead cg artist: BUF
Thien Co Pham Ke .... digital artist: BUF
Nicolas Labbe .... in-out/render technician: BUF
Anaïs Lacoste .... digital artist: BUF
Jonathan Lagache .... flame artist: BUF
Fabrice Lagayette .... lead cg artist: BUF
Marc Lamorille .... digital artist: BUF
Delphine Lasserre .... visual effects coordinator: BUF
Bastien Laurent .... lead cg artist
Joachim Loubeau .... in-out/render technician: BUF
Olivier Lourry .... lead cg artist: BUF
Denis Marco .... digital artist: BUF
Christophe Moreau .... lead cg artist: BUF
Mélanie Moulin .... visual effects editor assistant: BUF
Jean-Louis Nikiema .... in-out/render technician: BUF (as Jean Louis Nikiema)
Geoffrey Niquet .... visual effects supervisor
Marie-Catherine Osmy .... digital artist: BUF
Loris Paillier .... lead cg artist
Loris Paillier .... on set visual effects supervisor: BUF
Guillaume Palegie .... digital artist: BUF
Jerome Pesnel .... digital artist: editing team
Laurent Pierrat .... in-out/render technician: BUF
Rémi Pierre .... digital artist: BUF (as Remi Pierre)
Louis-Daniel Poulin .... digital artist: BUF
Olivier Prigent .... lead cg artist: BUF
Alice Pépujol .... digital artist: BUF (as Alice Pepujol)
Clement Rambach .... research and development: BUF
Julien Rancoeur .... digital artist: editing team
Katharine Ratnoff .... production team: BUF
Martin Reneleau .... digital artist: BUF
Nolwenn Rimbault .... lead cg artist: BUF
Jeremy Robert .... lead cg artist: BUF
Kenny Rosset .... digital artist: BUF
Hélène Saint-Riquier .... visual effects coordinator: BUF (as Helene Saint-Riquier)
Jerome Samson .... in-out/render lead technician: BUF
Julien Tagodoe .... in-out/render technician: BUF
Julien Taton .... digital artist: BUF
David Tomaszewski .... digital artist: editing team
Arnaud Trouvé .... software development: BUF
Edouard Valton .... production team: BUF
Fabien Vantroys .... digital artist: editing team
Christophe Vazquez .... digital artist: BUF
David Verbeke .... lead cg artist: BUF
Christophe Verspieren .... research and development: BUF
Julie Verweij .... visual effects coordinator: BUF
Dominique Vidal .... lead cg artist: BUF
Jocelyn Vincent .... in-out/render technician: BUF
Stephane Vogel .... digital artist: BUF
Ramy Zaouai .... in-out/render technician: BUF
Murielle Chevalley .... digital effects artist: BUF (uncredited)
Mickael Girod .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Cedric Le Dru .... digital artist: BUF (uncredited)
Arthur Lemaitre .... digital artist: BUF (uncredited)
Simon Magnan .... digital artist (uncredited)
Pierrick Mahieu .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Nicolas Nepveu .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Damien Stumpf .... digital artist: BUF (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Osamu Akaoka .... best boy grip: Japan
Charles Beetz .... gaffer: Canada
Jacques F. Bernier .... camera assistant (as Jacques Bernier)
Alec Comtois .... best boy lighting: Canada
David Dinel .... best boy grip: Canada
Yuka Eto .... film loader: Japan
Martin Gagnon .... grip: Canada
Katsuyuki Hashimoto .... lighting assistant: Japan
Koshi Hayakawa .... grip assistant: Japan
Tsukasa Itami .... lighting assistant: Japan
Tsuyoshi Kage .... best boy lighting: Japan
Akira Kanno .... head grip
Takuro Kase .... lighting assistant: Japan
Takaya Kato .... best boy lighting: Japan
Takayuki Kawabe .... gaffer: Japan
Tomohiro Kawana .... lighting assistant: Japan
Maxime Langlois .... lighting assistant: Canada
Bernard Larivière .... grip: Canada (as Bernard Lariviere)
Jean-François Larivière .... grip: Canada (as Jean-Francois Lariviere)
Peter Mathys .... best boy lighting: Canada
Yasushi Miyata .... first assistant camera
Daniel Moise .... technocrane operator: Canada
Josée Mongeau .... second assistant camera: Canada (as Josee Mongeau)
Eric Morin .... electrician: groupman, Canada
Jeff Nichol .... key grip: Canada
Gaspar Noé .... camera operator
Michael Ohayon .... lighting assistant: canada
Serge Raymond .... lighting assistant: Canada
Kiyotaka Takahashi .... lighting assistant: Japan
Tomohiro Takahashi .... grip assistant: Japan
Jitsu Toyoda .... camera operator: "b" camera, Japan
Jitsu Toyoda .... second assistant camera: Japan
Yui Toyooka .... lighting assistant: Japan
Satoshi Tsuyuki .... grip assistant: Japan
Yuji Wada .... gaffer: Tokyo
Sean Walker .... camera department production assistant: Japan
Takuya Watanabe .... grip assistant: Japan
Takahiro Yamaguchi .... lighting assistant: Japan
Bruce Yamakawa .... still photographer: Japan
Gen Ito .... assistant camera: re-shoots (uncredited)
Philip Lozano .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Yoichiro Hase .... casting director: Japan
Hil .... extras casting: Japan
Raymon .... extras casting: Japan
Helene Rousse .... casting: Canada
Moe Sugawara .... extras casting: Japan
Tomoko Yamazaki .... casting assistant: Japan
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julie Chenard .... assistant costume designer: Canada
Azuna Saito .... assistant wardrobe: Japan
 
Editorial Department
Aziz Abil .... film processing
Denis Bedlow .... assistant editor
Florence Bonnet-Rivet .... negative editing and scanning
Michel Caffa .... film department manager
Camille Chaine .... film transfer conformation and mastering
Camille Chaine .... negative editing and scanning
Ibrahim Dabo .... assistant editor
Thomas Fernandez .... assistant editor
Remi Gualino .... film grader and printer
Keita Ideno .... editor assistant: Japan
Yves Le Peillet .... digital colorist
Olivier Renier .... assistant editor
Romain Richard .... post-production production assistant
 
Music Department
Veronique Hassid .... music business and legal affairs: Atha Consulting
Geraldine Lamamy .... music business and legal affairs: Atha Consulting
 
Transportation Department
Jocelyn Bourcier .... assistant picture car: Canada
Louis-Etienne Herbert-Racine .... driver: office, Canada
Toru Honda .... driver: Japan
Nobuaki Hoshino .... driver: Japan
Taichi Iwasaki .... driver: Japan
Michel Perreault .... picture car coordinator: Canada
Philippe Perreault .... assistant picture car: Canada
Manon Rufer .... set driver: Canada
Yukiko Suzuki .... driver: Japan
Wataru Wakita .... driver: Japan
 
Other crew
Viva Artero .... accountants assistant: Fidelite
Deena Aziz .... location manager assistant: Canada
Daniel Borenstein .... laboratory technical director: B-Mac
Hubert Caillard .... legal: BUF
Nathalie Cecyre .... production coordinator: Canada
Laurence Clerc .... chief executive officer
Marilia De Lorgeril .... production assistant: Fidelite
Karine Dhont .... production coordinator (as Karine D'Hont)
Claude-Andrée Du Mesnil .... location manager: Canada (as Claude-Andree Du Mesnil)
Carl Emond .... production accountant: Canada
Miho Enomoto .... accountant: Japan
Thorsten Fleisch .... researcher: Kirlian effects
Clemence Forestier .... business affairs: Fidelite
Hodetoshi Fushimi .... caterer: Japan
Jocelyne Gagné .... assistant production accountant: Canada (as Jocelyne Gagne)
Sandrine Girbal .... production assistant: Fidelite
Tommy Guenette .... production assistant: Canada
Hiroshi Harada .... assistant location manager: Japan
Yosuke Harada .... location coordinator: Japan
Marie-José Harel .... legal counsel: Canada (as Marie-Jose Harel)
Masahiro Hondo .... location manager
Sadami Hwang .... production secretary: Japan
Nobu Imai .... production assistant: bilingual, Japan
Pamela Juteau .... production secretary: Canada
Saeko Kawamura .... accountant: Japan
Yasuhiro Koide .... production runner: Japan
Masa Kokubo .... production coordinator
Marion Koob .... production accountant: Germany
Virginie Lacaze .... distribution manager: Fidelite
Bruno Lemire .... set production assistant: Canada
Louise Lussier .... post production accountant: Canada
Ana Maria Lyro .... craft service: Canada
Kôtarô Miyata .... location manager assistant: Japan (as Kotaro Miyata)
Shuzo Miyori .... unit coordinator: Japan
Ryota Mizuguchi .... caterer: Japan
Frederic Moreau .... production assistant: Canada
India Osborne .... production advisor: BUF
Nadjib Otmani .... production accountant
Natasha Paris .... production secretary: Canada
David Pearson .... location manager assistant: Canada
Francois Pouget .... legal advisor: Gaspar Noe and Les Cinemas de la Zone
Isabelle Sauvanon .... publicity: France, Yelena Communication
Thomas Schober .... laboratory general manager: B-Mac
Pierre Selinger .... lawyer: Wild Bunch
Fumiyoshi Shimada .... location coordinator: Japan
Vanesse Simon .... business affairs: BUF (as Simon Vanesse)
Chiharu Soma .... production runner: Japan
Ikumi Taguchi .... location manager assistant: Japan
Sho Takeda .... unit coordinator: Japan
Itsuka Toda .... assistant to artists: Japan
Lucio Tomaro .... location manager
Sylvie Trepanier .... assistant craft service: Canada
Pascal Vallart .... accountant: Fidelite
Thomas Vaudour .... legal person in charge: Fidelite
Kanna Wasserman .... assistant to artists: Japan
Yannick Yammann .... production assistant: Canada (as Yannick Ammann)
Melanie Bergeron .... key medic (uncredited)
Nicholas Frank .... legal affairs assistant (uncredited)
Mathieu Gayet .... legal affairs assistant (uncredited)
André Nicholas Malouf .... production assistant (uncredited)
Vanesse Simon .... business affairs (uncredited)
 

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161 min | UK:142 min
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Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Canada:R (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Québec) | Chile:14 | France:-16 | Germany:18 | Hong Kong:III | Italy:VM18 | Japan:R18+ | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R21 (cut) | Switzerland:18 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:18 (canton of Vaud) | UK:18 | USA:Not Rated

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Post-production continued till the end of the year 2009.See more »
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Crew or equipment visible: During the first sequence in the "Sex, Money, Power" strip club, the camera and jib/crane are visible in the reflection of the platform the dancers are on.See more »
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Alex:You know the good thing about LSD, if you can manage to overcome your fears, you can take your hallucinations wherever you want.See more »
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38 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Crazy, but technically brilliant!, 14 September 2010
Author: Charlene Lydon from Ireland

In a nutshell, Gaspar Noe's often exasperating but always visionary Enter the Void follows a man on his journey from his last hours on earth, through his death and his journey into the afterlife. The first twenty minutes or so follows Oscar as he takes a hit of DMT (a very potent hallucinogen) and goes on a visually arresting, if slightly over-long trip. He then leaves his house to give his friend a stash of drugs he owes him only to be chased and shot by police when he gets there. From there, his death and afterlife mirrors the philosophies behind the Tibetan Book of the Dead which theorises (I'm sure I'm putting this very crudely) that one's soul floats around, watching the world without them until they figure out how to leave their old life behind and move on. To recommend this film to audiences is perhaps a wrong turn, as it is bound to strike most as indulgent, immoral, needlessly vulgar and uncomfortable (particularly in Oscar's tendency to watch his sister having sex whenever possible). However, with suitably forewarning, this is a film that any self-respecting cinephile should make a point of seeing, and especially on the big screen.

Noe proved with Irreversible that he was a technical genius and that his eye for original visuals knows no bounds. He also proved that he wasn't afraid to shock his audience and has quite the nasty streak running through his stories. In both visual content and shock factor, Irreversible was merely a precursor to his magnum opus Enter the Void. With an endless stream of nasty images and depressingly dead-eyed unpleasantness, it is difficult to feel anything for any of the characters, but none of this dampens the impact of Noe's probing, soaring, spectral camera as it floats in and out of lives and deaths. I don't know if it has ever been done before but the camera-as-spirit conceit is highly effective and one which puts a very interesting moral spin on the voyeurism of this film. Noe takes voyeurism to extreme, as Oscar's spirit jumps in and out of bodies in often very unusual and even shocking circumstances.

The trouble with Enter the Void is that it is difficult sometimes to know whether to laugh or be shocked. Some of the content is pretty outrageous and even quite silly. However, for every roll of the eyes, there is a gasp of astonishment in terms of the intensity of the cinematic experience. Having now seen this film twice (it premiered at JDIFF 2010 in February), I must say I was pleased to see some superfluous scenes towards the end cut out, giving the film a somewhat more streamlined effect.

Your tolerance for Noe's self-indulgence will most likely decide your level of enjoyment of this, a film I imagine will very much divide audiences, but it is at the very least a visual milestone that should be seen on as big a screen as possible (though somehow I can't see this one gracing Screen 1 in the Savoy anytime soon). A flawed piece, but one flooded with moments of genius.

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