Gaspar Noé



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Status: Completed

Director(s): Gaspar Noé

Main cast: Paz de la Huerta, Nathaniel Brown, Cyril Roy

Short synopsis : Drug dealer Oscar lives with his stripper sister Linda in Tokyo. Mortally wounded in a police bust, having sworn never to abandon her, Oscar’sspirit wanders the city in Noe’svisionary psychedelic melodrama.

Long synopsis : Oscar and his sister Linda are recent arrivals in Tokyo. Oscar’sa small time drug dealer, and Linda works as a nightclub stripper. One night, Oscar is caught up in a police bust and shot. As he lies dying, his spirit, faithful to the promise he made his sister – that he would never abandon her – refuses to abandon the world of the living. It wanders through the city, his visions growing evermore distorted, evermore nightmarish. Past, present and future merge in a hallucinatory maelstrom.


  • Paz de la Huerta, Nathaniel Brown, Cyril Roy, Olly Alexander, Masato Tanno, Ed Spear


  • Producer(s): Pierre Buffin, Brahim Chioua, Olivier Delbosc , Peter Hermann
  • Director(s): Gaspar Noé
  • Screenplay: Gaspar Noé, Lucile Hadzihalilovic
  • DP: Benoit Debie
  • Editing: Marc Boucrot, Gaspar Noé, Jér´me Pesnel
  • Original Music: Thomas Bangalter
  • Set Design: Jean-Andre Carriere, Kikuo Ohta
  • Original Title: SOUDAIN LE VIDE
  • Genre(s): Drama, Fantasy

  • Production company: FIDELITE FILMS
  • Production date: 2009
  • Language: English, French, Japanese
  • Duration: 166 min
  • Festival de Cannes 2009 – Competition
  • Toronto International Film Festival 2009
  • Sitges Film Festival 2009
    Award(s) : Best Cinematography, Special Prize of the Jury
  • BFI London Film Festival 2009
  • Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2009
  • Stockholm Film Festival 2009
  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2009
  • Sundance Film Festival 2010
  • Hong Kong International Film Festival 2010
  • Istanbul Film Festival 2010
  • Melbourne International Film Festival 2010
  • T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival 2010
  • Ventana Sur – European Film Week 2010
  • Vilnius International Film Festival 2011
  • CPH:PIX 2011
  • Camerimage – MiÄ™dzynarodowy Festiwal Filmowy 2010