There are filmmakers to take home to meet your parents and then there's Gaspar NoÃ©, a man who is to fragile sensibilities what a bull is to an overstocked china shop. There's nothing half-hearted about his movies, no half measures, and Enter The Void is just as visceral, confronting and arresting as you'd expect from the man who gave the world IrrÃ©versible.
It's also a unique visual experience, a neon-lit triptomatic fairytale set in Toyko by night - Murakami meets Blade Runner by way of half a gallon of PCP. It's influences are as diverse as '50s noir, Kenneth Anger and 2001. Fear And Loathing might be a touchpoint too, as you can see from this clip in which American drop-out Oscar (newcomer Nathaniel Brown) takes a hit of DMT and slips into a psychedelic reverie. Shot completely POV-style, its bonkers and brilliant all at once.
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