IRREVERSIBLE – THE STRAIGHT CUT
In an underground passage Alex is brutally raped and beaten. Her boyfriend Marcus and her ex Pierre go searching for the perpetrator – with deadly consequences. Enfant terrible Gaspar Noé has re-cut his „reversed” 2002 shocker into the correct chronology in order to make the characters’ psychology more comprehensible. „The film can be more easily seen as a fable on the contagion of barbarity and the command of the reptilian brain over the rational mind,” Noé writes.