Enter the trailer for Enter The Void

We’ve been waiting intently for Gaspar Noé‘s audacious Enter The Void to reach Australian cinemas, particularly after reading the rapturous reviews it received at MIFF.

The film is set to open in the U.S. in September. Embedded below is the American trailer, which should provide a more comprehensible picture of the film than that painted in the international trailer.

Check it out and share your thoughts below! (Thanks TrailerAddict.)


Here is the official plot synopsis, which should help to explain what precisely is going on.

Oscar and his sister Linda, recent arrivals in Tokyo. Oscar is a small time drug dealer, and Linda works as a nightclub stripper. One night, Oscar is caught up in a police bust and shot. As he lies dying, his spirit, faithful to the promise he made his sister – that he would never abandon her – refuses to abandon the world of the living. His spirit wanders through the city, his visions growing evermore distorted, evermore nightmarish. Past, present and future merge in a hallucinatory maelstrom.

The film, much like Noé’s previous features, has divided the critics. I’ll hand it over to Melbourne peeps Thomas Caldwell and Lee Zachariah to share their thoughts on his latest.

“Despite the large number of walk-outs and deep sighs of frustration during its final hour, I absolutely loved Gaspar Noé’s new film Enter the Void, an astonishing and hallucinogenic cinematic experience that mesmerised me for its entire running time.” – Thomas Caldwell, Cinema Autopsy.

“It was an intense experience, and an extremely beautiful one. I was struck back in my chair, following it as it slowly meandered from moment to moment with linear story discarded in favour of an ethereal, intangible journey. For two hours, I loved this film. For the remaining half hour, I did not.” – Lee Zachariah, Ain’t It Cool News.

Regardless, I can only repeat the sentiments I shared previously:

“Noe’s films are always infuriating, but certainly worth at least one viewing. I personally think Irreversible is a masterpiece – not only as an achievement in technical filmmaking but also as a haunting and powerful relationship drama. I certainly cannot wait to see Enter the Void, and only hope it meets the same lofty heights.”

Enter The Void does not yet have an Australian release date. Transmission Films – make it happen!

Discuss: Does Enter the Void appeal to you?

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