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,
Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.
In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
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 »
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. See more »
The jobs in the opening credits are replaced with symbols. (e.g. a film strip with scissors for editing, ballet shoes for dance choreographer, etc) See more »
Composed by Aphex Twin (as Richard David James)
Performed by Aphex Twin
(c) Published by Chrysalis Music Ltd
(p) 1999 Warp Records Limited
Courtesy of BMG Rights Management (France) and Warp Records See more »
Pros: Amazing choreography. The opening scene really got me (as did the intro credits roll part). Very good acting, and a creative use of camera. Loved the first act of the movie.
Cons: A story with no conclusion. The "brave" use of camera was kind of overemphasized to the point where it got exhausting. Reveal of who was guilty of pouring LSD in Sangria gave us no satisfaction, no conclusion, and the movie takes such a big curve in the second act, that everything that happened in the first act is utterly meaningless.
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