ENTER THE VOID
ENTER THE VOID
Type of media Film
Approved Running time 142m 50s
Release date 24/09/2010
BBFCInsight Contains hard drug use and strong real sex
Director(s) Gaspar Noe
Cast includes Nathaniel Brown, Paz De La Huerta, Cyril Roy, Olly Alexander, Masato Tanno, Ed Spear, Emily Alyn Lind, Jesse Kuhn, Nobu Imai
Cut This work was passed uncut.
BBFCinsight publication date 14/09/2010
Note: The following text may contain spoilers
ENTER THE VOID is a drama following the lives of a brother and sister living in contemporary Tokyo.
There are frequent scenes of hard drug use, including use of cocaine, LSD, GHB and DMT. Although there is an emphasis on the experience of using certain substances, the work as a whole does not condone or glamorise drugs use.
Scenes of strong sex include sight of erect penises, naked couples thrusting during sex, and implied fellatio. Some scenes include instances of real sex, including sight of vaginal penetration from a dildo and later by a penis, as well as sight of ejaculation.
Strong sex references also occur.
There is frequent use of strong language ('f**k') and infrequent use of very strong language ('c**t').
There are occasional scenes of strong violence and gory moments, including sight of head injuries following a car crash.
In one sequence, a woman undergoes an abortion procedure with resultant sight of the dead foetus.
Some scenes suggest an incestuous relationship between two characters.
This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
- ENTER THE VOID
- Trinity Filmed Entertainment
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- ENTER THE VOID was originally classified '18' uncut for cinema release on 02/08/2010. The film consisted of nine reels of 35mm film with a total running time of 2 hours 40 minutes 49 seconds (projected at 24 frames per second). Subsequent to classification, the company informed us that they now intended to distribute the film without reel seven. Accordingly a shortened version of the film, omitting this reel, was classified '18' uncut on 12/08/2010 with a running time of 2 hours 22 minutes 50 seconds (projected at 24 frames per second). Other than the deletion of reel seven, the latest version of the film is identical to the previous version.The film's director has also stated that ENTER THE VOID should be projected at the speed of 25 frames per second, rather than the more normal 24 frames per second. If the film is projected at this speed, the shortened version will have a running time of 2 hours 17 minutes 7 seconds. The original version, including the seventh reel, would have a running time of 2 hours 34 minutes 23 seconds.