Enter the void


Basically, when you die your spirit leaves your body, actually at first you can see all your life, like reflected in a magic mirror. Then you start floating like a ghost, you can see anything happening around you, you can hear everything but you can’t communicate. Then you see lights, lights of all different colors, these lights are the doors that pull you into other planes of existence, but most people actually like this world so much, that they don’t want to be taken away, so the whole thing turns into a bad trip, and the only way out is to get reincarnated. — Alex

The first full-length movie I saw by Gaspar Noé was Irreversible. Noé provokes a strong response with his films, never just a simple binary decision where one either likes it or hates it. There are many variables to consider — his technique, subject matter, transgression, violence, style, authorial vision, etc. As in Irreversible, Noé shocks us with the raw violence of the payback scene in the club. He repulses us with the atrocity committed on such a stunning beauty as Monica Bellucci’s. Watching his films is never a passive activity.

With Enter the Void, Noe created a surrealist death odyssey in a kaleidoscope of neon colors — a veritable acid trip. The opening scene thrusts viewers straight into a neon-lit Tokyo in which Oscar, the main character, was having a brief conversation with his sister, Linda before sitting down for a DMT trip. His acid-induced journey serves as a prologue to his death and possible rebirth — and we see it all through Oscar’s eyes.


About Seeing with Brahmin eyes
My sense of humor can be keen, sarcastic, silly or corny -- sometimes all at once. I enjoy meeting new people with no preconceived ideas about what or what is not possible. You get much more out of life by being open minded and willing. I'm an easy going, good-natured person who loves life and loves people. I'm both optimistic and realistic and pretty objective when it comes to assessing situations, events, etc. In general I am a very positive person and you'll usually find we with a smile on my face.

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