KINO Expat: Climax

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For the expat community KINO regularly screens brand-new non-English arthouse movies with English subtitles. Next up is Gaspar Noé’s Climax.

Regie: Gaspar Noé

Cast: Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub

Genre:

Drama

Land: France

Speelduur: 95 minuten

Taal: French

Ondertiteling: English

Kijkwijzer:
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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 by virtuoso cinematographer Benoît Debie (Spring Breakers, Enter the Void) and shot by Noé himself, the troupe begins an all-night celebration that turns nightmarish as the dancers discover they’ve been pounding cups of sangria laced with potent LSD. Tracking their journey from jubilation to chaos and full-fledged anarchy, Noé observes crushes, rivalries, and violence amid a collective psychedelic meltdown. Starring Sofia Boutella (Atomic Blonde) and a cast of professional dancers, Climax is Noé’s most brazen and visionary statement yet.