09 20 Oct '24
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Gaspar Noé


135' - 2021 - Drama - Dialogue: French
Director: Gaspar Noé With: Dario Argento, Françoise Lebrun, Alex Lutz
Life is a short party that will soon be forgotten.
Life is a short party that will soon be forgotten.
"Vortex’s premise and plotting stir inevitable memories of Michael Haneke’s Amour. Except that Gaspar Noé’s film is darker, grubbier, almost a 19th-century shtetl tale with its focus on hunched bodies and pained faces in dimly lit narrow rooms. It’s more formally inventive too. Noé’s big innovation is to shoot the entire thing in split-screen, with two handheld cameras trained on the protagonists throughout, even when they sit side by side on the settee or lie together in bed. 'There’s that man following me everywhere', Mother complains at one point and we can’t say for sure whether she is referring to her husband, the camera operator or something else altogether." - The Guardian

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Gaspar Noé


Dario Argento, Françoise Lebrun, Alex Lutz


Gaspar Noé

Director of Photography

Benoît Debie


Denis Bedlow


Edouard Weil, Vincent Maraval, Brahim Chioua

Production studios

Rectangle Productions


Paradiso Filmed Entertainment NV

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Countries of production

Belgium, Monaco, France




Gaspar Noé
Tintarella di luna (short, 1985), Pulpe amère (short, 1987), Carne (short, 1991), Mano Solo: Je n'ai pas (short, 1996), I Stand Alone (1998), Sodomites (short, 1998), Irreversible (2002), Intoxication (short, 2002), Eva (short, 2005), SIDA (short, 2006), Enter the Void (2009), 42 One Dream Rush (short, 2010), Animal Collective: Applesauce (Video short, 2012), Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: We No Who U R (Video short, 2013), Love (2015), Climax (2018), Thomas Bangalter - Sangria (short, 2018), Lux Æterna (2019), Saint Laurent - Summer of '21 (Video short, 2020)

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