Climax

Climax

Climax

Sofia Boutella stars in Gaspar Noé’s (Irreversible) street-dance-horror-hybrid, which won the Directors Fortnight Prize at Cannes.

"Climax is reportedly based on the true story of a 1990s dance group whose post-rehearsal party descended into hell, helped by liberal serves of LSD-laced alcohol (it also features an astonishing choreographed sequence set to ’90s electro dance music)." (Sydney Film Festival)

2018Rating: R18, Violence, sexual content, self-harm, drug use & offensive language95 minsFranceFrench and English with English subtitles
HorrorMusicalWorld CinemaFestival & Independent

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Climax / Reviews

Variety

Variety

"Climax" works, at least when it's willing to be a human drama. But then it sinks in that you're watching "Fame" directed by the Marquis de Sade with a Steadicam.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Plays something like Pasolini's stomach-churning Salò by way of the old Busby Berkeley extravaganza Gold Diggers of 1933.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Noé is giving us a cinema of sensual outrageousness and excess that makes other films look middleaged and tame.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

A blazingly original, extremely disturbing film that's something quite new - a psychotropic street dance movie that turns into an orgiastic horror trip.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Noe has made a film that's seductive in its rhythms and bold visualisation of his young dancers' sometimes beautiful, other times brutal somatic expressiveness.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

It is not just great at what it does; it is a provocative masterpiece.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

At times you'll be watching in horror, but you'll never look away.

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