Climax / Gaspar Noé

  • Country and year: France 2018
  • Duration: 95 min
  • Director and writer: Gaspar Noé
  • Producer(s): Brahim Chioua, Richard Grandpierre, Vincent Maraval, Edouard Weil
  • Cinematographer: Benoît Debie
  • Cast: Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub, Kiddy Smile, Claude Gajan Maull
  • Format: DCP

”[Gaspar] Noé is giving us a cinema of sensual outrageousness and excess that makes other films look middleaged and tame. —

The action of this film is a kind of episodic series of spectacular tableaux, a horrendous decline into madness and infernal despair. It is supposedly based on the true story of a 90s dance troupe who held a party after a rehearsal, drank booze spiked with LSD, and succumbed to an increasingly sinister collective freak-out. But I can’t believe that it was anywhere near as full-on as this satanic DJ-set that Noé conjures, moving from eros to thanatos in pretty short order. —

It is as if Noé has somehow mulched up the quintessence of dance, coke and porn together and squooshed it into his camera. If that sounds horrible, then yes it is, but also, often, demonically inspired.” – Peter Bradshaw / The Guardian

FINNISH PREMIERE

“At times you’ll be watching in horror, but you’ll never look away”
– Helen O’hara / Empire

“For Gaspar Noé, hell on earth looks like a Eurotrash dance club”
– Owen Gleiberman / Variety

”More brilliantly deranged, in its microscopic vision of society in collapse, than anything the director has ever inflicted on us”
– A.A. Dowd / AV Club

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