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A dance company rehearses a new show in an isolated, all but abandoned school building. The routines are amazing and energetic; things are going well. Then someone puts LSD in the afterparty punch. As the drug takes effect, dancers break into factions, and resentments and desires come out into the open. Soon the troupe is staging its own private apocalypse.
Sofia Boutella (Kingsman, Atomic Blonde stars in a story that pushes boundaries — and then destroys them entirely. Director Gaspar Noe (Enter the Void) applies his uniquely hellish touch to create a beautifully nightmarish movie that is unlike anything else in theaters.
- Sofia Boutella
- Romain Guillermic
- Souheila Yacoub
- Kiddy Smile
- Claude Gajan Maull
- Giselle Palmer
- Taylor Kastle
- Thea Carla Schott
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I actually left because it got to be a little too disturbing for my taste. The first 45 minutes could have been wrapped up in about 20 minutes. however, if you're into trippy movies you will like this.
It's not that Climax is a poorly made movie. It's that it's an abjectly mean movie. Some would try to excuse it as arthouse cinema. In reality, it's frighthouse cinema. And that's not meant as a compliment. The ultimate message, at least in this case: Just say no -- to Noé.
I wonder if Noe is familiar with the work of Three Dog Night, and their 1970 rumination on a party gone bad, “Mama Told Me Not to Come.” Its lyrics apply here: “I’ve seen so many things I ain’t never seen before. I don’t know what it is, but I don’t want to see no more.”
What makes the extended trip-tastic finale ultimately disappointing is that it remains a resolutely exterior experience, a set of wild but recycled gestures that reminds you just how tedious watching someone else’s LSD high can be.