Legendary provocateur Gaspar Noé returns to screen with a liberal dose of sex, drugs and music in this audacious and viscerally-affecting Cannes award-winner.
Artistic, unnerving, and out of control, Climax takes place on the outskirts of Paris in the dead of winter. Shot in real time, in a dance studio at the end of year final assessments, the writhing bodies of a young and vigorous contemporary dance troupe are celebrating their big finale. 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, helped by liberal serves of LSD-laced sangria.
Tracking their journey from jubilation to chaos and full-fledged anarchy, Noé observes crushes, rivalries, and violence amid a collective psychedelic meltdown. Reportedly based on the true story of a 1990s dance group and starring a cast of professional dancers, Climax is Noé's most brazen and visionary work yet.
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French with English subtitles