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CLIMAX

by Gaspar Noé

synopsis

From director Gaspar Noé (Irreversible; Enter the Void; Love) comes a hypnotic, hallucinatory, and ultimately hair-raising depiction of a party that descends into 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.

original title: Climax
country: France, Belgium
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Gaspar Noé
film run: 95'
release date: FR 19/09/2018, GB 21/09/2018, IE 21/09/2018, ES 11/10/2018, PL 9/11/2018, DE 6/12/2018
screenplay: Gaspar Noé
cinematography by: Benoît Debie
film editing: Denis Bedlow, Gaspar Noé
producer: Edouard Weil
co-producer: Patrick Quinet
associate producer: Richard Grandpierre, Michel Merkt
production: Wild Bunch Production, Rectangle Productions, ARTE France Cinéma, Les Cinémas de la Zone, Eskwad, KNM, Artémis Productions, VICE International (USA)
distributor: Wild Bunch Distribution, Arrow Film Distributors, Avalon