Abstract Mikita Brottman and David Sterritt: Irrééversible. This essay reviews Gaspar Noéé's controversial 2002 film Irrééversible, considering key philosophical and psychological issues it explores. The authors argue that the film's reverse chronology is not a mere gimmick but is essential to its structural complexity and indicative of apocalyptic implications that make it a provocative study of the nature of time.
Mikita Brottman is professor of language and literature at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her books include Offensive Films, Hollywood Hex, and the edited collection Car Crash Culture. She writes frequently for scholarly, mainstream, and underground publications.
David Sterritt is film critic of The Christian Science Monitor, professor of theater and film at Long Island University, and co-chair of the Columbia University Seminar on Cinema and Interdisciplinary Interpretation. His books include Mad to Be Saved: The Beats, the '50s, and Film and The Films of Jean-Luc Godard: Seeing the Invisible.
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Mikita Brottman, David Sterritt; Irrééversible. Film Quarterly 1 December 2003; 57 (2): 37–42. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2004.57.2.37
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