History YMMV / Irreversible

8th Oct '17 9:17:10 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[DepravedHomosexual Le Tenia]] is a particularly repulsive and [[HeManWomanHater misogynistic]] pimp of transsexual prostitutes, who has a reputation for beating and mistreating his employees. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Introduced]] mercilessly abusing one of his prostitutes in an underway, Tenia then proceeds to [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape]] the main character Alex for an extended period of time, just for happening to be there at the worst possible moment. During this whole ordeal, Tenia is high on cocaine and whispers vulgar insults at her, clearly enjoying every second of brutalizing her. After having his way with her, Tenia proceeds to [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown kick her and pound her head against the floor]] until she is in a comatose state. This whole crime is made even more gut-wrenching when Alex is eventually revealed to have been pregnant. Desiring revenge, Alex's fiancée Marcus and her ex-boyfriend Pierre track down Le Tenia in a gay club. When Pierre proceeds beat Tenia's friend's head in with a fire extinguisher instead, the real Le Tenia watches from the distance and grins in triumph, not believing that he [[KarmaHoudini got away with his crimes without ever being caught]].

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* CompleteMonster: [[DepravedHomosexual Le Tenia]] ("The Tapeworm") is a particularly repulsive and [[HeManWomanHater misogynistic]] pimp of transsexual prostitutes, who has a reputation for beating and mistreating his employees. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Introduced]] mercilessly abusing one of his prostitutes in an underway, Tenia then proceeds to [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape]] the main character Alex for an extended period of time, just for happening to be there at the worst possible moment. During this whole ordeal, Tenia is high on cocaine and whispers vulgar insults at her, clearly enjoying every second of brutalizing her. After having his way with her, Tenia proceeds to [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown kick her and pound her head against the floor]] until she is in a comatose state. This whole crime is made even more gut-wrenching when Alex is eventually revealed to have been pregnant. Desiring revenge, Alex's fiancée Marcus and her ex-boyfriend Pierre track down Le Tenia in a gay club. When Pierre proceeds beat Tenia's friend's head in with a fire extinguisher instead, the real Le Tenia watches from the distance and grins in triumph, not believing that he [[KarmaHoudini got away with his crimes without ever being caught]].
8th Oct '17 9:15:41 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Le Tenia is a twisted and sadistic pimp who assaults the main character Alex in an underpass at night after she tells him to stop beating up his whore, leading to [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil a horrifying, prolonged and uninterrupted rape scene that lasts for]] '''nine minutes''', after which Le Tenia expresses his satisfaction by kicking Alex in the head repeatedly. As a result, she goes into a coma; made even more gut wrenching upon the reveal she was pregnant. Marcus and Pierre track Le Tenia to the Rectum nightclub, where Marcus gets into a fight with [[spoiler: a guy they believe is Le Tenia. When Marcus looks like his arm is going to get broken by this guy, Pierre rescues him by savagely beating in the other guy's head in so hard that [[{{Squick}} his skull is crushed]]. Meanwhile, the real Le Tenia looks on, faintly amused by it all, indicating he gets a kick out of violence.]]

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\n* CompleteMonster: [[DepravedHomosexual Le Tenia Tenia]] is a twisted particularly repulsive and sadistic [[HeManWomanHater misogynistic]] pimp of transsexual prostitutes, who assaults the main character Alex in an underpass at night after she tells him to stop has a reputation for beating up and mistreating his whore, leading employees. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Introduced]] mercilessly abusing one of his prostitutes in an underway, Tenia then proceeds to [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil a horrifying, prolonged and uninterrupted rape scene that lasts for]] '''nine minutes''', after which Le rape]] the main character Alex for an extended period of time, just for happening to be there at the worst possible moment. During this whole ordeal, Tenia expresses is high on cocaine and whispers vulgar insults at her, clearly enjoying every second of brutalizing her. After having his satisfaction by kicking Alex in the way with her, Tenia proceeds to [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown kick her and pound her head repeatedly. As a result, against the floor]] until she goes into is in a coma; comatose state. This whole crime is made even more gut wrenching upon the reveal she was gut-wrenching when Alex is eventually revealed to have been pregnant. Desiring revenge, Alex's fiancée Marcus and her ex-boyfriend Pierre track down Le Tenia to the Rectum nightclub, where Marcus gets into in a fight with [[spoiler: a guy they believe is Le Tenia. gay club. When Marcus looks like his arm is going to get broken by this guy, Pierre rescues him by savagely beating in the other guy's proceeds beat Tenia's friend's head in so hard that [[{{Squick}} his skull is crushed]]. Meanwhile, with a fire extinguisher instead, the real Le Tenia looks on, faintly amused by it all, indicating watches from the distance and grins in triumph, not believing that he gets a kick out of violence.]][[KarmaHoudini got away with his crimes without ever being caught]].
30th Sep '17 9:04:53 PM randomtroper89
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* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: The film has an eight-minute rape scene, and that's often the only thing people know about it. There's also a scene where a guy gets his head crushed by a fire extinguisher.


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14th Aug '17 8:07:27 PM Scifimaster92
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* BrokenBase: Understandably, the film has received both high praise and harsh criticism. It was both booed and given a standing ovation at Cannes.
11th Apr '17 9:46:30 PM CoolPopper
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%%* NightmareFuel

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%%* NightmareFuel* NightmareFuel: The rape scene. ''Nine minutes'' of horrifying, uninterrupted, and graphic rape. Holy shit.
** Let's not forget the fire extinguisher scene as well.
25th Mar '17 3:15:58 PM MagBas
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* LoveItOrHateIt: Understandably, the film has received both high praise and harsh criticism. It was both booed and given a standing ovation at Cannes.
25th Feb '17 12:47:46 PM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise: The infrasonics used in Club Rectum, as well as "The End", the screeching noise that plays over the final scene.
9th Feb '17 1:56:52 AM Scifimaster92
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* LoveItOrHateIt: Understandably, the film has received both high praise and harsh criticism. It was both booed and given a standing ovation at Cannes.


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* UnfortunateImplications: The movie has come under fire for having potential homophobic and misogynistic implications [[http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/movies/2003/03/irreversible_errors.html in this article]].
6th Jan '17 6:57:28 AM SeptimusHeap
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%%* FreudWasRight: See VisualInnuendo
30th Jul '16 4:31:10 PM Morgenthaler
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** SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: RoaringRampageOfRevenge movies are pretty common, and it's rare to show what that'd actually be like in real life.



* HarsherInHindsight: Something revealed towards the very end -- [[spoiler: namely that Alex was pregnant]], makes the events shown at the beginning of the film seem even worse.
** After the rape, the movie becomes increasingly lighter and happier, which makes the contrast with the disturbing start of the movie even nastier.
*** In particular, the main characters have a slightly kinky sex scene near the end of the movie that's completely cringe-inducing, knowing how their day ends.

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* HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight:
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Something revealed towards the very end -- [[spoiler: namely that Alex was pregnant]], makes the events shown at the beginning of the film seem even worse.
** After the rape, the movie becomes increasingly lighter and happier, which makes the contrast with the disturbing start of the movie even nastier.
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nastier. In particular, the main characters have a slightly kinky sex scene near the end of the movie that's completely cringe-inducing, knowing how their day ends.


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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: RoaringRampageOfRevenge movies are pretty common, and it's rare to show what that'd actually be like in real life.
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