Gaspar Noé (2015)

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Our Score
Having explored violence in Seul contre Tous (1998) and Irreversible (2002), Gaspar Noé employs 3D in his bid to depict "sentimental sexuality" in this teasingly semi-autobiographical, but decidedly underwhelming melodrama. He makes interesting use of space and texture, while achieving some neat blink transitions in the edit, but there's a 70s porno feel about a story involving an aspiring American film-maker (Karl Glusman) and his tangled liaisons with Electra (Aomi Muyock) and Omi (Klara Kristin), who are respectively the estranged love of his life and the mother of his child. The trio's struggle with improvised dialogue reinforces this impression, as Noé chronicles their ménage in a series of flashbacks after Electra goes missing over the festive period. But they commit entirely to the coital sequences in both bedrooms and sex clubs, photographed with a mix of prurience and sensitivity that scarcely improves upon the work of directors like Michael Winterbottom and Lars von Trier to capture unsimulated passion.


A family man receives an unexpected phone call from the mother of his former lover, who has not seen her daughter for some time and is desperate to know what has become of her. The incident takes him back to their affair, which was the most passionate experience of his life, as well as the mistakes that brought it to an end. Romantic drama, starring Aomi Muyock and Karl Glusman.

Cast & Crew

Electra Aomi Muyock
Murphy Karl Glusman
Omi Klara Kristin
Gaspar Ugo Fox
Julio Juan Saavedra
Noe Aaron Pages
Nora Isabelle Nicou
Yuyo Benoît Debie
Castel Vincent Maraval
Paula Déborah Révy
Director Gaspar Noé
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Curzon Artificial EyeGuidance: Swearing, sex scenesAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 20 Nov 2015