Climax is a 2018 psychological horror dance experimental film directed by Gaspar Noé.
A24 on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 released the trailer:
Climax | Official Trailer HD | A24.
The film opens with Lou, one of the members of the troupe, bloody and crawling though the snow. After the end credits roll, it depicts a series of audition tapes, in which choreographer Selva and DJ Daddy interview potential future members of a dance troupe they are creating. They discuss topics like dance, fears, relationships, sex and drug experiences. In the near future in an abandoned school, the collected dancers rehearse an elaborate routine before launching an after-party, which is made up of partying, dancing, and drinking sangria made by the troupe's manager, Emmanuelle. The diverse group has several personal issues and share gossip about one another during the celebration. As the party progresses, the dancers get increasingly more agitated and confused, and eventually come to the conclusion that the sangria has been spiked with LSD. At first they accuse Emmanuelle, because she is the one who made the drink, but she points out that she drank it like everyone else and is also suffering from its effects. Taylor, who is resentful towards Omar for dating his sister Gazelle, points out that Omar, a non-drinker, has not touched the sangria, and accuses him of being the one responsible; the group gets angry and locks him outside the building in freezing conditions. Meanwhile, Emmanuelle sees her young son Tito, who is present at the rehearsals, drink the sangria, and locks him inside an electrical room to protect him from the agitated dancers. Selva goes to the room of her friend Lou, who had left the party early after having chosen not to drink the sangria because she was sick. Lou confesses that she is pregnant. However, Dom, strongly affected by the drug, enters the room, accusing Lou of spiking the drink and kicking her several times in the stomach; Lou, hurt and in great pain, runs out of her room and passes an altercation between Alaia and Jennifer, during which Jennifer's hair is set on fire after Alaia gets physically aggressive due to Jennifer's refusal to share her cocaine. A frenzied Lou confronts Dom with a knife, but the dancers, all heavily affected by the LSD at this point, turn on her and accuse her of spiking the drink. Suffering an emotional breakdown, Lou punches herself in the stomach and slashes her arm and face with the knife after the group insists she kills herself.
The film Climax was scheduled to be released by O'Brother Distribution (Belgium) and Wild Bunch (France) on May 13, 2018 (Cannes), on September 19, 2018 (France), on October 11, 2018 (Russia, Ukraine), on November 21, 2018 (Belgium), on December 6, 2018 (Germany) and on March 1, 2019 (United States).
The duration of the film is 96 minutes. With a budget of €2.6 million, the film grossed over $1.8 million.
The film had received a "R" rating.
Climax got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film.
Official website: a24films.com/films/climax
Wikipedia: Climax (2018 film)