Gaspar Noé Puts the Story in Order in First Trailer for ‘Irréversible – Straight Cut’

With one of his most acclaimed films, Climax, getting a U.S. release this year (and now on Amazon Prime) as well as a brand-new medium-length work, Lux Æterna, premiering at Cannes, Gaspar Noé is staying busy–and he isn’t quite done yet. Set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival is a new cut of his 2002 film titled Irréversible – Inversion Intégrale aka Irréversible – Straight Cut. Starring Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel and Albert Dupontel, the original film’s story of two men taking revenge after the rape of a woman was told in reverse chronological order, but now it will be presented in a more conventional manner.

“Why this film? Because the original was told backwards and many viewers, swamped by the anticlockwise structure of the editing, didn’t understand certain aspects of the story,” Noé said. “Presented clockwise, everything is clear and also darker. No dialogues have been cut,
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