From director Gaspar Noé (IRREVERSIBLE, ENTER THE VOID) 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.
“CLIMAX isn't so much about the inevitability of chaos, but about the sadness of watching something beautiful fall apart. And it is never less than electrifying.” —Bilge Ebiri, The Village Voice “More brilliantly deranged, in its microscopic vision of society in collapse, than anything the director has ever inflicted on us… In the hedonistic, mass-hysteric implosion of the film’s surrogate family—a wide cross section of ethnicities and sexual orientations—one can see the portrait of a multicultural Europe tearing itself apart from the inside.” —A.A. Dowd, AV Club “A woozy, day-glo horror story of a dance troupe who drink alcohol spiked with LSD...Noé is giving us a cinema of sensual outrageousness and excess that makes other films look middle-aged and tame… Noé makes you experience his cinema intravenously.” —Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
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