12 Days of Holy Moments: Day 5

Day five brings a scene from Gaspar Noé’s grueling, mind-bender Irréversible (2002) but don’t worry, it’s not THAT scene. After over an hour of swirling horror and the gritty grotesque of the Paris underworld shown in sequences played in reverse chronological order, this final sequence comes as a gorgeous, almost heavenly relief. After Alex and Marcus share a sumptuous Adam and Eve-esque scene in their apartment, and appear to pre-cleanse themselves of the tortuous events to come, Noé finally presents us with the beginning of his magnificent movie…

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