History Film / Irreversible

3rd Apr '17 1:15:01 PM stuffedninja
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* GenreBusting: An art film that starts as a horror crime-drama and turns into a romantic comedy.
1st Apr '17 12:18:51 AM Madrugada
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* BreakTheCutie: Quite the {{understatement}}. Given it's not as drawn out as most examples and only centers in one scene, but it fits here nonetheless.

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* BreakTheCutie: Quite the {{understatement}}.understatement. Given it's not as drawn out as most examples and only centers in one scene, but it fits here nonetheless.
30th Mar '17 6:43:51 PM eroock
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* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: Tragically misdirected. Pierre beats another man to death with a fire extinguisher for allegedly having raped his girlfriend. It's like watching personified concentrated rage.



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown:
** When Pierre beats another man to death with a fire extinguisher. It's like watching personified concentrated rage.
** Not to mention the beatdown that Alex gets from her rapist.

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown:
** When Pierre beats another man to death with a fire extinguisher. It's like watching personified concentrated rage.
** Not to mention
%%* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: see the beatdown that Alex gets from her rapist.more specific ExtremeMeleeRevenge
25th Feb '17 10:41:48 AM stuffedninja
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* DramaticIrony: ''Everything'' after the ending. And we mean ''everything''. With this film, Noe could've easily given us a light-hearted romcom-esque story that turned south intensely in the end, but by giving the film a reverse-chronological structure, the despair we get from seeing how the story ends first carries on into scenes that would've normally been light-hearted but are instead so much harder to watch because the characters are unaware of what will happen to them.



* HeroicBSOD: Marcus breaks down crying after seeing [[spoiler:a brutally beaten Alex being carried away on a stretcher]], and looks notably damaged when he is being questioned by a cop in the next (chronological) scene.

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* HeroicBSOD: HeroicBSOD:
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Marcus breaks down crying after seeing [[spoiler:a brutally beaten Alex being carried away on a stretcher]], and looks notably damaged when he is being questioned by a cop in the next (chronological) scene.scene.
** Alex is hardly able to move after she gets raped, and is in a visible state of pure horror and despair.
12th Feb '17 4:20:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* DepravedBisexual: Le Tenia rapes Alex, a very beautiful woman played by Monica Bellucci. He's later found in a gay sex club participating in an orgy.


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* KarmicMisfire: Marcus's fiancé Alex is brutally raped by a sadistic pimp, Le Tenia, whom they track down to a gay nightclub. They attack someone [[spoiler:whom they mistakenly believe to be Le Tenia and tries to rape Marcus. His friend Pierre bashes in the man's head with a fire extinguisher while the real Le Tenia looks on with a smile.]]
11th Sep '16 1:00:59 AM rafi
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* BornLucky: Le Tenia is not the sort of rapist who stalks his victim and plans the attack, he quite literally happened to spot Alex and attacked her. The attack happened simply because Alex happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, and the wrong time only by a very narrow margin: if she had entered that underpass thirty seconds earlier she would have gotten through it and been out on the other side before Le Tenia entered, and if she had gone in there thirty seconds later she would have seen Le Tenia beating the prostitute and known not to approach. He then proceeded to rape and beat her for ''nine minutes'' in a place where anyone could have discovered him and intervened, his grip slipped long enough for Alex to scream a couple of times, and someone actually did see what he was doing ''but walked away without doing anything''. Despite all these opportunities to fail, he succeeds purely by luck. [[spoiler: He is also a KarmaHoudini thanks to a case of mistaken identity that he likewise didn't plan, and has apparently escaped the police despite not taking any precautions against leaving DNA evidence inside Alex.]]



* LuckyBastard: Le Tenia is not the sort of rapist who stalks his victim and plans the attack, he quite literally happened to spot Alex and attacked her. The attack happened simply because Alex happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, and the wrong time only by a very narrow margin: if she had entered that underpass thirty seconds earlier she would have gotten through it and been out on the other side before Le Tenia entered, and if she had gone in there thirty seconds later she would have seen Le Tenia beating the prostitute and known not to approach. He then proceeded to rape and beat her for ''nine minutes'' in a place where anyone could have discovered him and intervened, his grip slipped long enough for Alex to scream a couple of times, and someone actually did see what he was doing ''but walked away without doing anything''. Despite all these opportunities to fail, he succeeds purely by luck. [[spoiler: He is also a KarmaHoudini thanks to a case of mistaken identity that he likewise didn't plan, and has apparently escaped the police despite not taking any precautions against leaving DNA evidence inside Alex.]]
24th Aug '16 5:46:39 AM Saveelich
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''Irreversible'' is a French 2002 film by Creator/GasparNoe. Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse chronological order as the beautiful Alex (Creator/MonicaBellucci) is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend Marcus (Vincent Cassel) and ex-lover Pierre (Albert Dupontel) take matters into their own hands by hiring two criminals to help them find the rapist so that they can exact revenge.

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''Irreversible'' is a French 2002 film by Creator/GasparNoe. Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse chronological order as the beautiful Alex (Creator/MonicaBellucci) is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend Marcus (Vincent Cassel) (Creator/VincentCassel) and ex-lover Pierre (Albert Dupontel) take matters into their own hands by hiring two criminals to help them find the rapist so that they can exact revenge.
1st Aug '16 6:36:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Le Tenia.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Le Tenia. After his vicious rape and assault of Alex, Marcus and Pierre track him down to Club Rectum but they get into a fight with another man whom they mistake for Le Tenia while the real Le Tenia looks on with a smile several feet away.]]
4th Jun '16 6:26:18 PM stuffedninja
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''Irreversible'' is a French 2002 film by Creator/GasparNoe. Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse chronological order as the beautiful Alex (Creator/MonicaBellucci) is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover (Vincent Cassel) take matters into their own hands by hiring two criminals to help them find the rapist so that they can exact revenge.

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''Irreversible'' is a French 2002 film by Creator/GasparNoe. Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse chronological order as the beautiful Alex (Creator/MonicaBellucci) is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover Marcus (Vincent Cassel) and ex-lover Pierre (Albert Dupontel) take matters into their own hands by hiring two criminals to help them find the rapist so that they can exact revenge.



%%* BreakTheCutie

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%%* BreakTheCutie* BreakTheCutie: Quite the {{understatement}}. Given it's not as drawn out as most examples and only centers in one scene, but it fits here nonetheless.



%%* {{Deconstruction}}

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%%* {{Deconstruction}}* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the RoaringRampageOfRevenge that Marcus and Pierre go on, which [[RealityEnsues realistically]] doesn't go as planned.



* DroneOfDread: During the Fire Extinguisher scene - the techno changes to one recurring droning note, bent higher then lower, in a cyclical wave.

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* DroneOfDread: During the Fire Extinguisher fire extinguisher scene - the techno changes to one recurring droning note, bent higher then lower, in a cyclical wave.



* LastNoteNightmare: The final scene has happy, upbeat orchestral music playing...and subsequently seguing into "The End", a [[SensoryAbuse harsh]] and [[NightmareFuel disturbing]] track.

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* LastNoteNightmare: The final scene has happy, upbeat orchestral music playing...and subsequently seguing fading into "The End", a [[SensoryAbuse harsh]] and [[NightmareFuel disturbing]] track.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Marcus after discovering Alex has been raped.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Marcus and Pierre after discovering Alex has been raped.raped. [[spoiler:[[RealityEnsues It doesn't]] [[DownerEnding work.]]]]



** Also seen in Marcus and Alex's home is a poster for Creator/StanleyKubrick's ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. Definitely an influence on the ending.
*** Also, it happens to be Gaspar Noé's all-time favorite movie.
** Posters for ''The Killing'' in Marcus and Alex's apartment.
** Monica Bellucci's character, Alex, is named after [[Literature/AClockworkOrange Alex]] [[Film/AClockworkOrange DeLarge]].

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** There are lots of present references to Creator/StanleyKubrick films.
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Also seen in Marcus and Alex's home is a poster for Creator/StanleyKubrick's ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. Definitely an influence on the ending.
*** **** Also, it happens to be Gaspar Noé's all-time favorite movie.
** *** Posters for ''The Killing'' ''Film/TheKilling'' in Marcus and Alex's apartment.
** *** Monica Bellucci's character, Alex, is named after [[Literature/AClockworkOrange Alex]] [[Film/AClockworkOrange DeLarge]].



* ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption: Subverted in that Pierre, the one who tries to talk Marcus out of violent retribution commits the shockingly brutal act that opens the film. [[spoiler:This is only made all the more pointless and hollow when you go back through the story.]]

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* ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption: Subverted in that Pierre, the one who tries to talk Marcus out of violent retribution retribution, commits the shockingly brutal act that opens the film. [[spoiler:This is only made all the more pointless and hollow when you go back through the story.]]
3rd Jun '16 11:23:30 PM stuffedninja
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** In one case, inverted quite grimly. [[spoiler:During the brutal finale of Alex's rape, La Tenia pounds her face into the ground. It's at this point that, for the first time in some 10 minutes, the camera moves, and it's only to ''get a better look at what's happening''.]]



* TheOner: The film uses a lot of these. For example, the ''ten-minute'' rape-scene, which is all one long horrifying shot.

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* TheOner: The film uses a lot of these. For example, the ''ten-minute'' rape-scene, which is all one long long, horrifying shot.



* SensoryAbuse: Present throughout the movie, from the at-times assaulting cinematography (ex: the fire extinguisher scene) to the Infrasounds in the soundtrack to [[TrippyFinaleSyndrome the ending]].

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* SensoryAbuse: Present throughout the movie, from the at-times assaulting cinematography (ex: the fire extinguisher scene) to the Infrasounds Infrasonics in the soundtrack to [[TrippyFinaleSyndrome the ending]].
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