Despite nauseating set-pieces that wind back on themselves and a nine minute rape scene that ranks among cinema’s most visceral, the most excruciating component of Gaspar Noe’s 2002 ode to revenge Irréversible is a barely audible low-frequency hum that induces sickness, vertigo and disorientation.
For that you can thank Thomas Bangalter (better known as one half of Daft Punk) who provided the menacing original score, a role he resumes again in Noe’s latest film “Enter The Void”. As we’ve previously reported Daft Punk will also be providing the score for Tron 2.0 but if you’re all Tron’d out we suggest listening to Bangalter’s schizophrenic score for Enter The Void’s frenetic opening title sequence below.
The film’s premise is as follows: “Oscar and his sister Linda are recent arrivals in Tokyo. Oscar’s 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. It wanders through the city, his visions growing evermore distorted, evermore nightmarish. Past, present and future merge in a hallucinatory maelstrom.”
If you’re at all interested, Paz de la Huerta, last seen in Jim Jarmusch’s “The Limits of Control” as a clothes-adverse femme fatale credited simply as “Nude”, plays the stripper role. Yep, is two a trend?
Via Slash Film