- Director: Gaspar Noé
- Writer: Gaspar Noé
- Producer: Brahim Chioua; Vincent Maraval; Edouard Weil
Gaspar Noé takes no prisoners...you either love him or loathe him...you certainly can't ignore him!
Climax is a journey down to Dante's Inferno...step by excruciating step...accompanied by a scorching soundtrack...turn it up, LOUD...and dance until your inner depravity takes over!
Because...this is depravity...in its richest and truest form. This is where the mind can go...once it takes control!
Have you ever been spiked? That WTF is going on...some revel, some recoil, some stand, many fall. And the music just keeps on going...and going.
This is Gaspar Noé's masterwork...savagely political [it will offend], searingly original...all those filmmaking conventions are thrown to the wind, smashed to smithereens against the nearest wall...then, reconstructed into a voice that defies ignorance!
Not for the mild-mannered, not for the weak of heart, not for those bleeding heart liberals...this is for the voyeurs...this is for the armchair barbarians...this is where we all have the potential to go to...this is what nightmares are [genuinely] made of!
What a voice! What a film! What an experience!
In the mid 90's, 20 urban dancers join together for a three-day rehearsal in a closed-down boarding school located at the heart of a forest to share one last dance. They then make one last party around a large sangria bowl. Quickly, the atmosphere becomes charged and a strange madness will seize them the whole night. If it seems obvious to them that they have been drugged, they neither know by who nor why. And it's soon impossible for them to resist to their neurosises and psychoses, numbed by the hypnotic and the increasing electric rhythm of the music. While some feel in paradise, most of them plunge into hell.