Synopsis: Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover take matters into their own hands by hiring two criminals to help them find the rapist so that they can exact revenge. A simultaneously beautiful and terrible examination of the destructive nature of cause and effect, and how time destroys everything.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Gaspar Noé
Production: Mars Films
  3 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

Shall I tell you something?

Time ruins everything.

I just made that up.

What happened to you?

I will tell you.

I spent some time in prison


because I had sex with my daughter.

The western syndrome.

I think about it all the time.

It was everything I had left,

I had nothing else.

I never had anything.

It was cute.

Easy now.

We`re all... mefisto`s.

I want to bring you some fun.

Guys who fool around a bit and

then hear it`s something bad.

That it`s dramatic.

But you can`t forget the joy

and the happiness.

There are no...

There are no crimes,

only actions.

I have to start over.

I have to quit, I have to live.

Keep on fighting, staying alive.

I understand you completely.

Do you have something to drink?

No, I dont have anything to drink.

I have no penny.

Oh what...

Whats that noise outside?


The assholes from downstairs.

They give their usual show

in the Rectum.


- Rectum!

What kind of crime?

- With blood.

Blood? Does someone have

her period or something?

May I wait here for a while?

They still owe me money.

What happened?

I told you those bastards

wouldn`t pay.

Step aside please.

Morad, check out that guys

fucked up face.

Is your leg fucked up, pal?

Your ass too, I hope.

Like Alex. I hope you bleed a lot.

And that you`re in a lot of pain.

His asshole must have

bled a lot.

Fucker. Fag.

Because of those two guys

the fuckers got us.

They will be happy in the street.

But I want my money.

Why are we still standing here?

We`ll get our money or go.

Fucking fags.

There are gays all over here.

It`s god damn impossible,

they are everywhere.

Clear the path.

Get rid of that asshole.

And cuff him.

They will f*ck him in the

ass in prison.

I`m waiting for my money.

- Move it.

I hope you`ll be miserable in jail

and that they f*ck you in the ass.

Fucking history and philosophy


Fuscking moron.

- All philosophers are fags.

I hope they get you hard.

To the station.

- In prison there are no condoms.

You`ll get aids straigh away, fag.

What are you doing?

- I`m looking for The Tapeworm.

You have to pay.

- I`m already paying.

Go ahead.

Do you know a guy named The Tapeworm?

We`ll find him,

we`ll find him.

You`re not human anymore. Even animals

don`t revenge themselves, Marcus.

It`s going totally wrong.

Leave me alone.

- You won`t survive.

It`s none of your business.

- It smells like shit here.

Quit it, Marcus.

Do you know a guy named The Tapeworm?

- No.

Marcus, come back!

I won`t save you.

Marcus, stop it now.

Do you know a guy named The Tapeworm?

- No.


Do you know a guy named The Tapeworm?

Do you know The Tapeworm?

The Tapeworm?


It goes on downstairs.

We`re going once.

We`re going down once.

Come on, one time. Help me, Pierre.

Do you know The Tapeworm?

Why are you smiling?

The Tapeworm...

Do you know The Tapeworm? No?

let me go! Don`t you know him?

Do you know The Tapeworm?

- Do you want to suck my cock?


Do you know where The Tapeworm is?

Do you know a guy named The Tapeworm?

Do you want to suck my dick?

Come back. You want to f*ck?

Do you know a guy named The Tapeworm?

He`s here often.

Maybe upstairs.

The Tapeworm...

Are you The Tapeworm?

Let me go.

Do you know The Tapeworm?

Do you know a guy named The Tapeworm?

He`s here often. - Doesn`t ring a bell.

Do you work here often?

- Yes, but it doesn`t ring a bell.

Don`t you know him either?

- Search. You won`t find him far from here.

Do you know a guy named The Tapeworm?

The Tapeworm? No.

Do you know a guy named The Tapeworm?

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Gaspar Noé

Gaspar Noé (Spanish: [gasˈpar noˈe]; French: [ɡas.paʁ nɔ.e]; born December 27, 1963) is an Argentine filmmaker living in France. He is the son of Argentine painter, writer and intellectual Luis Felipe Noé. He is mostly known for his five feature films: I Stand Alone (1998), Irréversible (2002), Enter the Void (2009), Love (2015), and Climax (2018). His film Love premiered at the Grand Theatre Lumiere in the Midnight Screenings section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. more…

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