Climax

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France | 2018 | 96 minutes | Gaspar Noé

Opens March 8, 2019

From director Gaspar Noé (Irreversible, Enter the Void, Love) comes a hypnotic, hallucinatory, and ultimately hair-raising depiction of a celebratory dance party that descends into a drug-fueled and orgiastic delirium over the course of one wintry night.

In Climax, a troupe of young dancers gathers in a remote and empty school building to rehearse. Following an unforgettable opening performance lit by virtuoso cinematographer Benoît Debie (Spring Breakers, Enter the Void) and shot by Noé himself, the troupe begins an all-night celebration that turns nightmarish as the dancers discover they've been pounding cups of sangria laced with potent LSD. Tracking their journey from jubilation to chaos and full-fledged anarchy, Noé observes crushes, rivalries, and violence amid a collective psychedelic meltdown. Starring Sofia Boutella (Atomic Blonde) and a cast of professional dancers, Climax is Noé's most brazen and visionary statement yet.

  • Director: Gaspar Noé
  • Principal Cast: Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub
  • Country: France, Belgium, USA
  • Year: 2018
  • Running Time: 96 minutes
  • Producer: Brahim Chioua, Richard Grandpierre, Vincent Maraval, Edouard Weil
  • Screenplay: Gaspar Noé
  • Cinematographers: Benoît Debie
  • Language: French, English
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Rating: R