- Status: Completed
- Score: 7.3/10
- Director: Gaspar Noé
- Country: FranceGermanyItalyCanadaJapan
- Year: 2009
- Duration: 161 min
An American drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection.
Tokyo’s nasty underside, seen primarily through the eyes of Oscar, a heavy drug user, whose sister Linda is a stripper. Oscar also has flashbacks to his childhood when trauma upends the siblings. Oscar’s drug-fed hallucinations alter Tokyo’s already-disconcerting nights, and after the police shoot him, he can float above and look down: on his sister’s sorrow, on the rooms of a love hotel, and on life at even a molecular level. The spectrum’s colors can be beautiful; it’s people’s colorless lives that can be ugly. And what of afterlife, is there more than a void?
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