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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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Selva
Romain Guillermic ...
David
Souheila Yacoub ...
Lou
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Daddy
Claude-Emmanuelle Gajan-Maull ...
Emmanuelle (as Claude Gajan Maull)
Giselle Palmer ...
Gazelle
Taylor Kastle ...
Taylor
Thea Carla Schott ...
Psyche
Sharleen Temple ...
Ivana
Lea Vlamos ...
Lea
Alaia Alsafir ...
Alaya
Kendall Mugler ...
Rocket
Lakdhar Dridi ...
Riley
Adrien Sissoko ...
Omar
Mamadou Bathily ...
Bats
Alou Sidibé ...
Alou
Ashley Biscette ...
Ashley
Mounia Nassangar ...
Mounia
Tiphanie Au ...
Sila
Sarah Belala ...
Sara
Alexandre Moreau ...
Cyborg
Naab ...
Naab
Strauss Serpent ...
Strauss
Vince Galliot Cumant ...
Tito

Directed by

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Gaspar Noé

Written by

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Gaspar Noé ... ()

Produced by

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Serge Catoire ... line producer
Brahim Chioua ... producer
Danny Gabai ... executive producer
Richard Grandpierre ... producer
Vincent Maraval ... producer
Michel Merkt ... associate producer
Eddy Moretti ... executive producer
Gaspar Noé ... co-producer
Olivier Père ... co-producer
Edouard Weil ... producer

Cinematography by

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Benoît Debie

Film Editing by

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Denis Bedlow
Gaspar Noé

Editorial Department

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Alexander Akoka ... head of post production
Marc Boucrot ... colorist
Clara Sansarricq ... post-production coordinator
Julien Soudet ... assistant editor
Théo Madar ... technical assistant editor (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Jean Rabasse

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Philippe Prat

Set Decoration by

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Philippe Auclaire ... (construction manager)
Jessy Kupperman

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Frédéric Cambier ... (as Fred Cambier)

Production Management

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Floriane Boissieras ... assistant production manager
Audrey Bourdiol ... Technical post-postproduction manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Claire Corbetta-Doll ... first assistant director
Diletta Di Nicolantonio ... assistant director
Kalidou El-Hadji ... trainee assistant director
Pierre Lagardère ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Mathieu Champel ... painter
Stéphane Loup ... property master
Nastasia Misiek ... 3rd assistant set decorator
Thierry Poulet ... assistant art director
Benjamin Stierle ... scenic painter

Sound Department

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Jonathan Acbard ... boom operator
Matthieu Autin ... Sound assistant
Antoine Faure ... Assistant Sound Editor
Ken Yasumoto ... re-recording mixer / sound mixer / sound / supervising sound editor

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Alexis Baillia ... visual effects
Rodolphe Chabrier ... visual effects
Hugo Durand-Mermet ... digital compositor: MacGuff Line
Mac Guff Line ... visual effects
Jeanne Loyer ... digital compositor
Jean-Luc Perrin ... digital compositor
Bruno Sommier ... visual effects artist

Stunts

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Florian Beaumont ... assistant stunt coordinator
Jérôme Gaspard ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Sébastien Combe ... electrician
Marc Didier ... drone aerial cinematographer
François Gallou ... additional electrician
Ernesto Giolitti ... gaffer
Tom Kan ... still photographer
Charles Lagorce ... jib operator
Thibault Lery ... electrician
Lazare Pedron ... focus puller
Marie Queinec ... second assistant camera
Emmanuel Roudaut ... electrician
Ahmed Zaoui ... key grip

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Edgar Fichet ... assistant costume designer

Music Department

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Steve Bouyer ... music supervisor
Pascal Mayer ... music supervisor

Other crew

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François-Xavier Ecochard ... production administrator
Tom Kan ... Title Designer
Nina McNeely ... choreographer
Bernard Vander Donckt ... administrateur de production

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Psyché (France)
  • Экстаз (Russia)
  • Clímax (Portugal)
  • CLIMAX クライマックス (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Klimaks (Serbia)
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Runtime
  • 97 min
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Budget EUR2,600,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The second half of the film is made up almost entirely of a single unbroken 42 minute long take See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in 2019 Movie Catch-Up! (part 1 of 2) (2019). See more »
Soundtracks Trois Gymnopedies (First Movement) See more »
Crazy Credits The title of the film is the last thing to appear on screen. See more »
Quotes Selva: Oh, you're so good! Thank you, thank...
Psyche: You liked it?
Selva: I'm so happy. I couldn't be happier.
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