Daily Dose Pick: Enter the Void

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Now out on DVD, director Gaspar Noé’s Enter the Void is a visually arresting psychosexual acid trip through the Tokyo underworld.

New to the neon jungle, Oscar (Nathaniel Brown) gets caught up with drugs, while his sister Linda (Paz de la Huerta) finds refuge working at a local strip club. After a bust goes awry, Oscar’s spirit sets sail — but helplessly hovers over the city as his friends and loved ones deal with the aftermath of his indiscretions. Loosely based on The Tibetan Book of the Dead and scored by Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter, the film presents a mind-bending, candy-coated nightmare.

Noé is already known for pushing boundaries and polarizing audiences; his provocative 2002 rape-revenge drama Irreversible was considered a masterpiece by some and unwatchable by others. Enter the Void has received a similar reception, but it’s worth your time to decide which side you fall on.

Visit the film’s official website, read the New York Times review, watch a masterclass with Gaspar Noé, check out BUF’s website for an inside look at the digital effects, and buy a copy of the film

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Click through for a gallery of images and videos from Enter the Void.

Enter the Void opening credits

Paz de la Huerta as Linda in Enter the Void directed by Gaspar Noé An IFC Films release

Nathaniel Brown as Oscar and Paz de la Huerta as Linda in Enter the Void directed by Gaspar Noé An IFC Films release

Enter the Void, Book of the Dead

Nathaniel Brown as Oscar in Enter the Void directed by Gaspar Noé An IFC Films release

Nathaniel Brown as Oscar and Paz de la Huerta as Linda in Enter the Void directed by Gaspar Noé An IFC Films release

Paz de la Huerta as Linda in Enter the Void directed by Gaspar Noé An IFC Films release

Enter the Void, The Pact

Director Gaspar Noé An IFC Films release