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Gapar Noé got the cast into the dissociative druggy psychosis mindset by preparing a collection of the best videos he could find on the web of people high on crack, high on ecstasy, high on acid. Also the dancers were encouraged to take whatever experiential aspects stuck out to them from the videos and run with them in the film. See more »
While the movie is supposed to be set in 1996, which is confirmed by the clothes, the music and the lack of smartphones, the French spoken in the film is very much 2010s, with many anglicisms or other recent verbal tics heard throughout the movie. This is due to the improvised dialogue from the cast working off of a five-page script. See more »
Like many of Gaspar Noé's films, the typical closing credits are played at the beginning of the film. See more »
Rollin' & Scratchin'
Composed by Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo
Performed by Daft Punk
(c) Delabel Editions/Daft Music
(p) 1996 Daft Life under exclusive licence to Parlophone/Warner Music France, a Warner Music Group Company
Courtesy of Delabel Editions France and Concord Music Publishing, Warner Music, France See more »
I watched Climax without knowing any plot detail or having watched and footage that had to do with the film.But, even if I had watched them, I assure you that nothing can prepare you for what you will expercience while watching this film- Climax is a truly immersive and intoxicating ride that cannot be described or compared to anything else.
Gaspar Noe plays with your mind and your emotions in every way possible. The nightmarish cineatography, the unsetting colours apperaing in the screen, the horryfiyng soundtrack ( Supernature is spectacular!), the the non-stop movement of the camera and the incredible work by the cast- which mainly consists of kids between 18 to 23 years old who only do sorts of krump dance-offs or voguing balls mash up in a 1 and a half hour film which is as electrifiyng as hell.
I really admire such films, that are able to make you part of their universe, even if it is totally odd and ablnormal, and force you to feel one of with the situation, thus creating a completely genuine cinematic expericence.
I also love the filrst dance scene, which is actually a single shot and you can actually see the amount of effort that the actors put to take you by the hand and pull you in their own world filled with fleeting plesures. And this is what CLIMAX really is.
It's horrifying but beautiful, sick but true, dark but colourful, dead but alive.
It's nothing BUT everything.
Now, let's dance
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