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Gaspar Noé on Why He Does Not Want To Make Shocking Movies Anymore

In 2002, director Gaspar Noé’s Irreversible created controversy in every big festival where it was screened - first in Cannes where it competed for the Palm d'Or, then in Toronto, and finally in Sundance. By the time it was released in US theaters in March 2003, almost 20 years ago, audiences were eager to see it because of a 9-minute scene with Monica Bellucci that tested the limits of tolerance by illustrating with unusual cruelty how sexual violence destroys lives.