Climax is a 2018 psychological horror film directed by Gaspar Noé.
Starring Sofia Boutella, Kiddy Smile, Souheila Yacoub, Giselle Palmer, Taylor Kastle, Romain Guillermic, Sharleen Temple, Claude-Emmanuelle Gajan-Maull, Kendall Mugler, Lakdhar Dridi and others.
A24 on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 released the trailer:
Climax | Official Trailer HD | A24.
A series of audition tapes is depicted, in which choreographer Selva (Sofia Boutella) and DJ Daddy (Kiddy Smile) interview potential future members of a dance troupe they are creating. They discuss topics like dance, fears, relationships, sex, and drug experiences. One night during the winter season in 1996, in an abandoned school, the collected dancers rehearse an elaborate routine before starting an after-party. They dance and drink sangria made by the troupe manager, Emmanuelle (Claude-Emmanuelle Gajan-Maull). 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 since she made the drink, but she points out that she drank it and is also suffering from its effects. Taylor (Taylor Kastle), already resentful towards Omar (Adrien Sissoko) for dating his sister Gazelle (Giselle Palmer), 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.
Emmanuelle sees her young son, Tito (Vince Galliot Cumant), 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 (Souheila Yacoub), where Lou confesses that she did not drink because she is pregnant. However, Dom, strongly affected by the drug, enters the room, accuses Lou of spiking the drink and kicks her several times in the stomach; Lou, hurt and in great pain both emotional and physical, passes through an altercation between Alaia and Jennifer, during which Jennifer's hair is set aflame after Alaia gets physically aggressive due to Jennifer's refusal to share her cocaine.
Here is the full cast and characters of Climax.
The film Climax was scheduled to be released on May 13, 2018 (Cannes, 2018 Cannes Film Festival), on September 19, 2018 (France), on October 11, 2018 (Russia, Ukraine), on November 21, 2018 (Belgium), on December 6, 2018 (Germany), on March 1, 2019 (United States) and on March 7, 2019 (Hungary) by O'Brother Distribution (Belgium), Wild Bunch (France), Wild Bunch Distribution, Arrow Films, A24, Alamode Film, AZ Films, Raven Banner Entertainment, Avalon, Cine Canibal, Weird Wave, Anticipate Pictures, BestFilm.eu, Kino Films, Periscoop Film, Vertigo Média Kft., Alambique Destilaria de Ideias and Alive Vertrieb und Marketing.
The duration of the film is 96 minutes. With a budget of $2.9 million, the film grossed over $2 million.
The film Climax is rated with "R" rating.
Climax got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.1/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 69/100. The audience also likes the film.
More information about Climax you can get at:
Official website: a24films.com/films/climax
Wikipedia: Climax (2018 film)