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Irreversible Details

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Gaspar Noé's Irreversible utilizes the same storytelling technique used by Christopher Nolan in Memento and Harold Pinter in Betrayal. Consisting of about a dozen scenes, all shot in single takes, Irreversible charts a disturbing night in the life of Marcus (Vincent Cassel), but presents the events in reverse chronological order. The audience eventually learns how the beautiful Alex (Cassel's real-life partner Monica Bellucci) is involved. The film opens with a violent altercation at a gay sex club and works backward to explain how and why the violence occurred. The actors improvised the vast majority of the dialogue starting from a four-page story outline. Irreversible was screened in competition at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:March 7, 2003

Crew

Gaspar Noé
Director
Richard Grandpierre
Producer
Gaspar Noé
Screenwriter
Gaspar Noé
Cinematographer
Thomas Bangalter
Composer (Music Score)
Gaspar Noé
Editor
Alain Juteau
Art Director
Cyril Holtz
Sound/Sound Designer
Valerie Deloof
Sound/Sound Designer
Jean-Luc Audy
Sound/Sound Designer
Marc Boucrot
Sound/Sound Designer
Rodolphe Chabrier
Special Effects
Benoit Debie
Lighting
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