Synopsis: 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.
Enter the Void was initially screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009, with IFC finally picking up the rights after a 150-minute cut was shown at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It’s attracted largely positive reviews so far, so it’s promising to see IFC are finally giving it a proper release. Let’s hope it finds it’s way onto UK screens soon after it’s US release.
I’m a huge fan of Irreversible, even despite it’s controversial subject matter, and sense of disorientation created by the low-frequency sound and cinematography. Enter the Void has an intriguing plot, and it’d be interesting to see how Noe has developed as a film-maker in the six year gap between films.
Check out the poster below which, Contrary to the look of the poster, will not be released in 3D.:
Enter the Void will hit US cinemas on September 17, 2010.
LivingInCinema scooped this one.