Climax is a 2018 musical psychological horror film directed by Gaspar Noé.

Official trailers

A24 on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 released the trailer:
Climax | Official Trailer HD | A24.

Story intro

In 1996, a large group of dancers are finishing off three days of rehearsals inside an abandoned school. After displaying an elaborate dance routine for their manager Emmanuelle, the group celebrate by partying and drinking sangria that Emmanuelle has made. The diverse group have several personal issues and share gossip about one another during the celebration. As the party progresses, the dancers get increasingly more agitated and confused, until it is eventually deduced that the sangria has been spiked with LSD. First the group accuse Emmanuelle of spiking the punch but she states that she also drank it so there's no reason it would be her. With the situation spiralling out of control, Emmanuelle locks her young son Tito in an electrical room to keep him away from the spiked drink and the agitated dancers. The troupe then accuse one of the dancers, Omar, of spiking the drink as he hasn't drunk anything and lock him outside in freezing conditions. Lead dancer Selva notices her friend Lou is very withdrawn and after an argument with one of the dancers called David who intends to sleep with all the women in the group, follows Lou to her room where Lou confesses she hasn't drunk the sangria as she fears she is pregnant. One of the dancers, Dom, enters and heavily affected by the spiked drink, accuses Lou of spiking the drink. She kicks Lou several times in the stomach and leaves, passing an altercation between dancers Alaya and Jennifer (over Jennifer's cocaine and her refusal to share it) in which Jennifer's hair is set on fire.


Sofia Boutella
Romain Guillermic
Souheila Yacoub
Kiddy Smile
Claude Gajan Maull
Giselle Palmer
Taylor Kastle
Thea Carla Schott
Sharleen Temple
Lea Vlamos
Alaia Alsafir
Kendall Mugler
Lakdhar Dridi
Adrien Sissoko
Mamadou Bathily
Alou Sidibe
Ashley Biscette
Vince Galliot Cumant
Sarah Belala


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 $902,558.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Climax got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film.

External links

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