Murphy is an American living in Paris who enters a highly sexually and emotionally charged relationship with the unstable Electra. Unaware of the effect it will have on their relationship, they invite their pretty neighbor into their bed.
A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.
Chloë Grace Moretz,
In the mid 1990's, 20 French urban dancers join together for a three-day rehearsal in a closed-down boarding school located at the heart of a forest to share one last dance. They then make one last party around a large sangria bowl. Quickly, the atmosphere becomes charged and a strange madness will seize them the whole night. If it seems obvious to them that they have been drugged, they neither know by who nor why. And it's soon impossible for them to resist to their neuroses and psychoses, numbed by the hypnotic and the increasing electric rhythm of the music. While some feel in paradise, most of them plunge into hell.Written by
Gaspar Noé stated that the production of this film was the most peaceful he ever had, much contrary to the content of the movie. There where no arguments off set and no use of alcohol or drugs. See more »
Even though the film is set in 1996, the song Windowlicker by Aphex Twin is featured, which wasn't released until 1999. See more »
Like many of Gaspar Noé's films, the typical closing credits are played at the beginning of the film. See more »
This movie is great. What makes it great is it's simplicity. The introduction to the movie's characters from the very beginning makes the characters more relatable as the film moves through. It highlights the dancer's good intentions and how they want to pursue what they love. However, as the movie progresses, Gaspar Noé begins to explore our infatuation with violence and destruction. The sensory overload and consistent 150bpm music becomes almost hypnotic as the LSD from the sangria begins to take its toll. This film is outstanding and a must-see. Absolutely maddening.
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