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Climax (2018)

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French dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD.

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Gaspar Noé

Writer:

Gaspar Noé
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sofia Boutella ... Selva
Romain Guillermic Romain Guillermic ... David
Souheila Yacoub Souheila Yacoub ... Lou
Kiddy Smile Kiddy Smile ... Daddy
Claude-Emmanuelle Gajan-Maull Claude-Emmanuelle Gajan-Maull ... Emmanuelle (as Claude Gajan Maull)
Giselle Palmer Giselle Palmer ... Gazelle
Taylor Kastle Taylor Kastle ... Taylor
Thea Carla Schott Thea Carla Schott ... Psyche
Sharleen Temple Sharleen Temple ... Ivana
Lea Vlamos Lea Vlamos ... Lea
Alaia Alsafir Alaia Alsafir ... Alaya
Kendall Mugler Kendall Mugler ... Rocket
Lakdhar Dridi Lakdhar Dridi ... Riley
Adrien Sissoko Adrien Sissoko ... Omar
Mamadou Bathily Mamadou Bathily ... Bats
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Storyline

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 Anonymous Two

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing content involving a combination of drug use, violent behavior and strong sexuality, and for language and some graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

19 September 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Climax See more »

Filming Locations:

France

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Box Office

Budget:

€2,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$119,423, 3 March 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$341,431, 14 March 2019
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the sequence when we see 'audition tapes' on a TV screen, also various books and VHS covers are in the frame, that provide clues to Gaspar Noé's inspirations: Visible are titles that reference Luis Buñuel, Dario Argento and Romanian philosopher Emil Cioran, famous for his ultra-negative views on life and humanity. See more »

Goofs

Even though the film is set in 1996, the song Windowlicker by Aphex Twin is featured, which wasn't released until 1999. See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening logos start at around 9 minutes in. The actual opening title sequence starts around halfway through the film. See more »

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References The Mother and the Whore (1973) See more »

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Mad
Lyrics by Ivan Pavlov, Cosey Fanni Tutti
Music by Ivan Pavlov
Performed by Cosey Fanni Tutti and CoH
Courtesy of Raster-Noton
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This is not a movie to watch, this is an experience to have
6 November 2018 | by baba-joSee all my reviews

Well, if you are going to watch a gaspar noe movie you should know what you are going to experience; search Gaspar Noe. But this movie will probably be the most popular Noe movie among popular culture or social media or whatever. So, this is a warning for those who hasn't watched a noe flm before. This is not a familiar movie for you, do not expect to see a convenient work of art.

Yet, this is an experience for you to must have. Perfect side of "cinema" to create different perspective. Do not care about plot, do not care about subtle messages. Just use your eyes, try not the think about what you see. What you are going to see is an experience through the eyes of a phantom among dancers. Phantom is there, phantom sees what they see, feels what they feel, even drinks what they drink. So, you are going to completely involve in, engage in the movie.

After the movie you may like it or not, you can even hate it. But the "ride" you will have will be a lifetime experience from movies you have watched or will possibly watch.


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