Enter the Void 2011 ***

Gasper Noe’s 2011 phantasmagoria of drugged-up weirdness is something of an acquired taste, but its also ambitious, original and visually stunning. Over a 161 minute running time, Noe takes first persona cinema to new extremes, allowing audiences to see a Tokyo backdrop through the amphetamine-widened eyes of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown). Killed in a drug deal, Oscar’s spirit hovers over the city, observing the impact of his death on those around him. Occupying a territory somewhere between In The Realm of The Senses and 2001, the eye-popping visuals begin from the ridiculously self-promoting credits, and Noe’s no-hold-barred approach certainly delivers a shock to the system for unwary viewers.


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