This movie created a very angry, unpleasant and deep reaction in me.
The title and description DO give you a warning as to the content, but I must double warn you that this is the most unbearably brutally graphic depiction of violent sexual assault that I have ever had the misfortune to stumble onto.
There is no discrete cutting away. Nothing is left to the imagination. The camera does not blink, and the scene is over nine minutes long. It is punishment to witness. The scene attacks your senses with unbearably hideous realism, bordering on bad taste, which i chose quickly to pause and skip through. I could not and have not watched the scene and skipping through it was so uncomfortable, and took so long, that I almost did not finish viewing the video, but I screwed my courage to the sticking place and plowed through the rest of it. Thank god the violence ended after that, but... I will never be able to unsee the little bit that I was exposed to. I blame myself for this, because the plot synopsis did mention a rape, so I knew it was in there somewhere, but there was no warning that the REALISTIC RAPE SCENE WAS ON THE SCREEN FOR NINE MINUTES! It was recommended to me as an interesting foreign art film with a unique reverse plot construction. The person, who said it was excellent, made no mention of the rape.
It is a dark, depressing, and deeply disturbing movie and I really cannot recommend it. Not a feel-good film. It is over-the-top ultra-violence and there is no happy ending. Very bleak.
I strongly advise sensitive people, especially SA Survivors, to avoid this film. Even if you are not a survivor, this rape scene could traumatize you. Not joking.
Director: Gaspar Noé
Writer: Gaspar Noé
Stars: Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel
the movie is well crafted, perhaps too well acted, with an incredibly tense, fast-paced production, but the content includes a prolonged horrific realistic brutal ugly intense graphic violent sexual assault and a horrific gory murder. almost guaranteed triggers for anyone with human feelings.
DO NOT WATCH!