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Irreversible

Cannes Fest’s most controversial film in years
Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel and Albert Dupontel
Directed by Gaspar Noé

The first thirty minutes of Gaspar Noé's "Irreversible" had a background noise added which hovers around the 28 hz frequency. This type of frequency causes nausea, sickness and vertigo in humans; this might help explain the numerous walkouts on the festival circuit the year the film came out (2002; San Sebastian, Cannes)--though there were other reasons (fire extinguisher, anyone?). ... more >