Enter the Void? More like stimulate the dirty nub in my mind!
I watched Enter the Void today and woo boy, it’s a nutty little film.
Here’s a description of the film (via Netflix):
“When Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a foreign drug dealer living in Tokyo with his stripper sister, Linda (Paz de la Huerta), is fatally shot in a police raid, his spirit leaves his body in a hallucinatory odyssey that merges his past, present and future into a chaotic whole. This riveting third film from provocative French auteur Gaspar Noe screened in competition at the 2009Cannes Film Festival. Cyril Roy co-stars.”
Whoa! Pretty crazy, right? Even more crazy when you watch it, my friends.
(drugged out, porn filled, semen sprayed)
Anyhow. Films and books that explore what happens to a person when they almost die / do die, but come back, interest me. I “died” during a surgery when I was three. I vomited after my doctor gave me anesthesia and almost choked to death (hey. I see you laughing.) The nurses didn’t know what was happening, so when I tried to pull off the mask they were using to administer the drug, they held me down. Luckily, someone caught on to what was happening and I didn’t die, die.
Recovery took a long time and I’ve had night terrors since the surgery, but all else considered, I’m okay.
When I died, I didn’t have an out-of-body experience. I just disappeared then reappeared. After having that sensation, I’ve never felt at home in my body. It’s like my body isn’t mine.
Soo. Have any of you ever died? Something similar to a near death experience?