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Video Review – Gaspar Noe’s Climax

Climax, 2019.

Directed by Gaspar Noé.

Starring Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub, Kiddy Smile, Claude-Emmanuelle Gajan-Maull, Giselle Palmer, Taylor Kastle, and Thea Carla Schott.

Climax is an exercise in extreme filmmaking, and one of Gaspar Noe’s best films. When the action picks up, you can’t tear you eyes away from the screen. Even when the sickest things are happening, Climax keeps you invested through all the shock and awe.

See Also: Exclusive Interview – Sofia Boutella on Climax, working with Gaspar Noe, researching hard drugs, elaborate dance choreography and more

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From director Gaspar Noé (Irreversible; Enter the Void; Love) comes a hypnotic, hallucinatory, and ultimately hair-raising depiction of a party that descends into delirium over the course of one wintry night. In Climax, a troupe of young dancers gathers in a remote and empty school building to rehearse. Following an unforgettable opening performance lit
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Movie Review – Climax (2018)

Climax, 2018.

Written and Directed by Gaspar Noe.

Starring Sofia Boutella, Kiddy Smile, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub, Claude Gajan Maude, Giselle Palmer, Taylor Kastle, Thea Carla Schøtt, Sharleen Temple, Lea Vlamos, Alaïa Alsafir, Kendall Mugler, Lakdhar Dridi, Adrien Sissoko, Mamadou Bathily, Alou Sidibé, Ashley Biscette, Mounia Nassangar, Tiphanie Au, Sarah Belala, Alexandre Moreau, Naab, Strauss Serpent, and Vince Galliot Cumant.

Synopsis:

Young dancers gather in a remote and empty school building to rehearse on a cold and wintry night. The all-night celebration soon turns into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn that their sangria is laced with LSD.

Climax properly begins (but not before giving the audience a taste of the nightmarish hell to come) with a revolving door of dance auditions seen on an antiquated television set with intentionally noticeable laid out VHS tapes of many similarly trippy experiences (Dario Argento’s Suspiria is a standout choice) that serve as
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Movie Review – Climax (2019)

Climax, 2019.

Directed by Gaspar Noé.

Starring Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub, Kiddy Smile, Claude-Emmanuelle Gajan-Maull, Giselle Palmer, Taylor Kastle, and Thea Carla Schott.

Synopsis:

French dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD.

At the risk of sounding like a personified fedora with opinions on film, Gaspar Noé’s Climax is not a movie you “watch” – it’s an overwhelming experience. Exotic disco damnation summoned from the bowels of Hell, supercharged by hallucinatory sexual symbolism. Credits flash with off-tempo timing, Noé’s collection of VHS influences frame interview segments, jubilation turns to artistic divinity than to ritualistic primality – you’ve never witnessed freestyle immorality this transfixing before. Noé, a mad scientist reinventing his own scattershot and forever-divisive formula, plunges into a psychedelic pool of pure primordial
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Climax Movie Review

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Climax A24 Reviewed for Shockya.com & BigAppleReviews.net by: Harvey Karten Director: Gaspar Noë Screenwriter: Gaspar Noë Cast: Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub, Kiddy Smile, Claude Gajan Maull Screened at: Dolby88, NYC, 2/13/19 Opens: March 1, 2019 When the most mature person in an ensemble of some fifteen adults is a 7-year-old kid, you know […]

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Blu-ray Review – Climax (2018)

Climax, 2018.

Directed by Gaspar Noé.

Starring Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub, Kiddy Smile, and Sharleen Temple.

Synopsis:

A group of dancers rehearsing in an empty school building have their drink spiked with LSD, resulting in hellish consequences.

‘Escalation’ is a word that gets used quite a lot in film but there aren’t many filmmakers currently working that perfectly encapsulate what that means and how to quantify it as effectively as Gaspar Noé, the creative mind behind such family favourites as Irreversible, Love and Enter the Void, all movies that have courted controversy not only for graphic depictions of sex and violence but also of distorting the structure of movie storytelling and playing with expectations.

To the casual viewer – if Noé attracts such a thing – Climax is probably more of the same but there are a few tweaks here and there that mark it out as a little different to those previously mentioned movies,
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‘Climax’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

Stars: 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 | Written and Directed by Gaspar Noé

On its theatrical release the posters for Gaspar Noé’s Climax proudly trumpet that “it’s Fame directed by the Marquis de Sade with a Steadicam”, a gift of a quote from the Variety review. Joyfully, that line turns out to be surprisingly accurate, and Climax proves that French cinema’s enfant terrible has lost none of his power to shock or enthrall.

In typically perverse Noé fashion, Climax opens with a post-credits sting, an overhead shot in which a bloodied woman staggers through the snow before collapsing, her twitching movements making snow angels. It then cuts to the end credits (including multiple music
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Frightfest 2018: ‘Climax’ Review

Stars: 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 | Written and Directed by Gaspar Noé

The posters for Gaspar Noé’s Climax proudly trumpet that “it’s Fame directed by the Marquis de Sade with a Steadicam”, a gift of a quote from the Variety review. Joyfully, that line turns out to be surprisingly accurate, and Climax proves that French cinema’s enfant terrible has lost none of his power to shock or enthrall.

In typically perverse Noé fashion, Climax opens with a post-credits sting, an overhead shot in which a bloodied woman staggers through the snow before collapsing, her twitching movements making snow angels. It then cuts to the end credits (including multiple music track listings) and a number of captions,
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The Pseudo-Intellectualism of Gaspar Noé’s Climax

The following is partly a review of Climax and partly an exploration of what makes a film a good piece of cinema…

Climax, 2018.

Directed by Gaspar Noé.

Starring Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub, Kiddy Smile, Giselle Palmer.

Synopsis:

A young dance troupe rehearse for an upcoming American tour in a dingy school assembly hall. But someone spikes the mid-session break drinks with LSD and soon A Chorus Line Heaven becomes nightclubbed Hell in an escalating nightmare of intense emotions and apocalyptic actions.

Climax is a complicated film to review. Either it’s a work of genius and therefore takes a lot of unpacking, or it’s managed to trick people into thinking it’s a work of genius, in which case, a different kind of unpacking is needed. For that reason, I have decided to make this review/feature hybrid. It’s a long one, but I hope you
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Arrow Video FrightFest Review – Climax (2018)

Climax, 2018.

Directed by Gaspar Noé.

Starring Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub, Kiddy Smile, Claude Gajan Maull, Giselle Palmer, and Taylor Kastle.

Synopsis:

When a contemporary dance troupe have wrapped rehearsal for their 90s infused choreographed set-piece, they decide to throw a party to celebrate. What they don’t know is that someone has spiked the punch, and what starts out as a good natured boogie to the likes of Daft Punk and Soft Cell, soon descends into bloody hedonism.

Gaspar Noé is all up in your grill again with ninety minutes of garish excess that might as well be called “Do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight”, although you can add self-mutilation, flaming scalps, and suicide to that heady concoction. Whether you walk to its beat or not is another question altogether.

Setting his stall out from the off, Noé hints that this particular party
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Climax (2018) U.S. & International Movie Trailers: Gaspar Noé’s Dance Drama Stars Sofia Boutella

Climax U.S. and International Trailers Gaspar Noé‘s Climax (2018) U.S. and international movie trailers star Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub, Kiddy Smile, and Claude Gajan Maull. Climax‘s plot synopsis: “From director Gaspar Noé (Irreversible; Enter the Void; Love) comes a hypnotic, hallucinatory, and ultimately hair-raising depiction of a party that descends [...]

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Arrow announces UK release details for Gaspar Noe’s Climax

Arrow Films has announced that Climax, the new film from controversial filmmaker Gaspar Noe, will receive its UK premiere as the closing night of this year’s Arrow Home Video FrightFest on August 27th, followed by a nationwide theatrical release from September 21st.

Climax follows a dance troupe who celebrate a successful rehearsal with a party. But when it becomes apparent that someone has spiked the Sangria, the dancers soon begin turn on each other in an orgiastic frenzy. Here’s the official synopsis from Arrow:

Following a troupe of eclectic and diverse performers coming together in a grungy rehearsal space to prepare for a Us tour, Climax introduces us one by one via the dancer’s straight-to-camera audition tapes. Gay, straight, black, lesbian, Hispanic, multi-national twenty-somethings, they captivate individually while seamlessly blending into a hypnotic collective in a dazzling dance number, electrifyingly shot with cinematographer, and regular Noé collaborator,
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Gaspar Noé’s ‘Climax’ Confirmed For UK Cinema Release On September 21st

“Birth and death are extraordinary experiences. Life is a fleeting pleasure.” One of our favourite films from this year’s Cannes Film Festival back in May was Gaspar Noé’s superb horror-musical (yes) Climax. I remember sitting in a cinema on the Croisette early on a Sunday morning waiting for the delights the Irreversible and Love filmmaker had in store for us this time. We were not disappointed in the slightest. Well, a Climax UK release date has now been confirmed by Arrow Films for this September following a UK debut at August horror festival FrightFest. It is the closing night gala at the annual event on Augusty 27th.

Climax UK release date confirmed

Following a troupe of eclectic and diverse performers coming together in a grungy rehearsal space to prepare for a Us tour, Climax introduces us one by one via the dancer’s straight-to-camera audition tapes. Gay, straight,
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French Director Gaspar Noé Crafts a New Horror Tale on the Dance Floor with Climax: First Trailer

French extreme director Gaspar Noe has a new film, titled Climax. From the mind that brought audiences: I Stand Alone (1998), Irreversible (2002), Enter the Void (2009) and others, Noe's latest is a hallucinatory trip, through a brutal horror film. Set in 1996, a dance takes place out in the woods. An old boarding school sets the stage for a night of drinking. But, someone has spiked the Sangria and the results are terrifying. Climax stars: Sofia Boutella, Giselle Palmer (Girls with Guns), Romain Guillermic and many more. The film's first, disturbing trailer is available here. The trailer is about a minute long. It shows a group of dancers at a party. A few titles state: "some dancers," "some girls," "a sangria," "a flag," "a forest," "a mirror" and several others. Then, a knife fight breaks out. Someone is dying in the snow and unbelievably, someone gets set on fire. The clip is truly a spectacle.
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