One of the most disturbing scenes in movie history is the rape of Monica Bellucci in the movie Irreversible. Our self-censorship standards preclude us from showing it here. It just isn’t entertaining in any good sense. However, the fact that the rape scene is censored everywhere annoys us because this is a world-class actress doing a graphic and horrific scene.
Monica Bellucci is one of the most versatile actresses in cinema today. Already reaching her 40th birthday, she is still high on AskMen’s list of most desirable women in the world. She is sensual, elegant, and passionate. We love her. The video below is the trailer from the movie Irreversible. It is considered one of the most controversial movies in recent cinematic history, not just because of the subject matter, but because of the realism of the scene.
A review of Irreversible is here, an excerpt of which is below.
The rape, incidentally, is quite brutal and violent, and even though not a lot of flesh is shown (the rapist doesn’t bother to undress Alex), the scene is rather disturbing in its frankness, not to mention its length. Noe shoots the rape in real-time, forcing us to suffer through every second of the rape along with poor Alex. When the Tapeworm decides she’s too beautiful for her own good and begins savagely beating her face, it makes what happened to him, at Pierre’s hands in the beginning of the film, seem like proper justice.
The rape and revenge is really the film’s Third Act. The Second and First Acts are devoted to the awkward relationship between Alex, Marcus, and Pierre. It seems that Pierre and Alex were ex-lovers, and has remained friends even though this isn’t exactly what any of them really wants. The tension and jealously continues to plague the trio as they make their way from Alex and Marcus’ apartment to the party (it is leaving this party that Alex is attacked).