This psychedelic melodrama (yes, really) comes from the director of Irréversible, which employed a bizarre non-linear narrative and low-frequency sound to create audience disorientation. Lovely.
But now the French film-maker is back, with this neon-riddled film, set in Tokyo. Enter the Void follows the ghost of a young drug dealer as he watches over his sister. But soppy sentimentalism it is not, with much of the film’s heavily experimental style reportedly inspired by psychedelic drug experiences. Crikey.
The female lead of Linda is played by American actress and model, Paz de la Huerta. Her co-star, Nathaniel Brown, was then cast in the role of her brother, Oscar, due to his convincing resemblance.
The original version of this film premièred back at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, but underwent further post-production before the final version was shown this year at the Sundance Film Festival.
Noé has reportedly said, “Oscar reconsiders his past and sees that his life has meant almost nothing. In the end, everything has been very meaningless. I guess that’s why the movie is called Enter the Void. At the end, it’s all about emptiness.”
Although the first reviews are a fairly mixed bag, this certainly looks to be a beautifully bizarre depiction of life and love, and we can’t wait to see it. Check out the trailer below!