DVD: Enter The Void (18)

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The Independent Culture

No, not a George Osborne exposé, but Gaspar Noé's fiercely experimental film "trip".

This visual assault is like a lengthy (for sanity's sake, don't watch the director's cut) version of the indulgent star-child sequence in Kubrick's 2001. The plot, such as it is, follows a small-time drug dealer, Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), in Tokyo's red-light district who is shot dead in the lavatory of a grubby club called the Void. His spirit leaves his body, and then hovers over the seedier parts of this neon-rich city. In fact, Oscar's "ghost" spends most of its time in a "love hotel" monitoring his sister (Paz de la Huerta) having sex with her clients. A nauseating ordeal.