I recently watched Enter The Void
directed by Gaspar Noe. I didn't really understand the purpose of a lot of scenes, and by cutting down some scenes it wouldn't have made a difference and
could have cut down the film length by up to 30 minutes. The film runs for 2 hours and 45 minutes - and the storyline is very simple. Drug dealer teen gets murdered in Tokyo, his spirit wanders around the city looking over his younger sister. It didn't feel like 2 hours and 45 minutes though, which is a good thing. I loved how vibrant the movie was, and I really enjoyed the way it was shot. Most of all I loved the opening sequence
- addictive, disturbing but intriguing. This is how I'd imagine Tokyo to be whilst on drugs. Overall I enjoyed watching it, the visual roller-coaster ride of the film is what I loved about it the most. The lack of story line... well, nobody cares anymore. This is contemporary cinema.
I'm going to make sure I get through all of Gaspar Noe's films this holiday.
Also, Paz de la Huerta is a babe in this film.
And while the film sent shivers down my spine because this side of Tokyo is so disturbingly cold and emotionless, I still want to go back and experience all sides of it...