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Irreversible ()

Irréversible (original title)
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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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Alex (as Bellucci)
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Marcus (as Cassel)
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Pierre (as Dupontel)
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Le Tenia (as Prestia)
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L'homme (as Nahon)
Stéphane Drouot ...
Stéphane (as Drouot)
Jean-Louis Costes ...
Fistman (as Costes)
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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)
Fatima Adoum ...
Fatima (as Adoum)
Foulaux ...
Janice
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Client du Rectum (uncredited)
Christophe Lemaire ...
Le danseur avec la chemise hawaïenne (uncredited)
Eric Moreau ...
Extra (uncredited)
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Client du Rectum (uncredited)
Titof ...
Le mec sur le lit à la fête (uncredited)

Directed by

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Gaspar Noé

Written by

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Gaspar Noé ... ()

Produced by

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Vincent Cassel ... co-producer
Brahim Chioua ... co-producer
Emmanuel Gateau ... consulting producer
Richard Grandpierre ... co-producer
Gaspar Noé ... co-producer
Christophe Rossignon ... producer

Music by

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Thomas Bangalter

Cinematography by

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Benoît Debie
Gaspar Noé

Film Editing by

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Gaspar Noé

Editorial Department

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Marc Boucrot ... assistant editor / color timer
Richard Deusy ... colorist
Arnaud Cachau ... avid technician (uncredited)

Casting By

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Jacques Grant

Production Design by

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Alain Juteau

Costume Design by

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Laure Culkovic

Makeup Department

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Pierre Chavialle ... hair stylist
Sylvie Ferry ... special makeup effects artist
Jean-Christophe Spadaccini ... special makeup effects artist
Ghislaine Tortereau ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Serge Catoire ... production manager
Eric Chabot ... unit production manager
Virginia Lombardo ... unit manager
Ève Machuel ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Stéphane Derdérian ... first assistant director
Élodie Gaiddon ... second assistant director
Olivier Thery Lapiney ... first assistant director (as Olivier Théry-Lapiney)

Art Department

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Sandra Castello ... assistant art director
Pascal Gras ... carpenter
Nicolas Javel ... assistant art director
Emmanuel Marthon ... head painter: second unit

Sound Department

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Jean-Luc Audy ... sound
Éric Bonnard ... adr mixer
Xavier Bonneyrat ... assistant sound editor
Marc Boucrot ... sound editor
Olivier Busson ... boom operator
Vincent Cosson ... sound mix technician
Valérie Deloof ... sound
Cyril Holtz ... re-recording mixer
François Lepeuple ... foley artist

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Rodolphe Chabrier ... visual effects supervisor
Yoann Copinet ... vfx editor
Xavier Fourmond ... digital compositor
Stéphanie Machuret ... senior digital compositor: Mac Guff Ligne
Ramdam ... visual effects supervisor (as Stéphane Amram) / visual effects supervisor
Christophe Richard ... digital artist
Isabelle Roussel ... digital compositor
Eric Vidal ... compositor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Kamel Belaïd ... electrician
David Campbell ... crane operator: Super Technocrane
Eric Catelan ... Steadicam operator / a cam operator
Benoît Debie ... lighting designer
Denis Gaubert ... assistant camera: second unit
Jérôme Mauduit ... assistant camera: second unit
Antoine Rabaté ... assistant camera
Sébastien Saadoun ... assistant camera
Mathieu Szpiro ... gaffer
Benoît Bretagne ... additional electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Omri Ben Canaan ... extras casting

Location Management

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Virginia Lombardo ... assistant location manager

Other crew

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Peter Block ... acquisitions executive
Marielle Duigou ... production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Le temps détruit tout - Time destroys everything See more »
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Also Known As
  • Irreversible (United States)
  • Alex (Japan, English title)
  • Irreversible (World-wide, English title)
  • Irreversibel (Germany)
  • Irreversible (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 97 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend France $635,610, 24 May 2002

Did You Know?

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Trivia The first thirty minutes of the film has a background noise with a frequency of 28 Hz (low frequency, almost inaudible), similar to the noise produced by an earthquake. In humans, it causes nausea, sickness and vertigo. It was a cause of people walking out of the theaters during the first part of the film. In fact, it was added with the purpose of getting this reaction. 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 »
Movie Connections Edited into Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Symphony No. 7 in A Major op. 92 See more »
Crazy Credits As would be expected of a film which runs backwards, the "end credits" are actually displayed at the beginning of the film. There are no credits at the end of the film, except for a title card which reads "Le temps détruit tout" (Time destroys everything). There are no studio logos after this. See more »
Quotes Philippe: Time destroys everything.
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