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10 Things You Need to Know About the Movie “Climax”

Climax movie poster featuring prominent "Climax" lettering.

Short Summary of Climax:

“Climax” is a French horror-drama film directed by Gaspar Noé. The film follows a group of dancers who gather in a remote building for a three-day rehearsal, only to find themselves trapped in a nightmare when their celebratory drinks are spiked with LSD. As the drug begins to take hold, the dancers’ hidden fears, resentments, and desires are unleashed, leading to a terrifying and violent climax. The film is known for its intense and unsettling visuals, long takes, and experimental sound design, and has been praised for its visceral and hallucinatory depiction of a collective descent into madness.

Here is a list of unknown facts about the movie Climax, which is the subject:

10 Things You Need to Know About the Movie Climax:

  1. Four Months

Gaspar Noe wanted to finish Climax in time for the Cannes Film Festival, so the film, including the script, took a total of about four months to be released. The shooting of the film, which lasted for 15 days, was based on a script consisting of 5 pages.

  1. Acting Experience

Apart from Sofia Boutella, who plays the character of Selva in the film, no one else has any acting experience. Boutella, who considers herself a successful dancer, was concerned about her role despite her previous dance training. Director Noe relaxed his actors for improvisational roles. The film’s script limited the use of current technologies as it is reminiscent of the 1990s.

  1. Under the Influence of Drugs

To enhance the actors’ performance, Gaspar Noe made them watch videos of people under the influence of drugs that he found on the internet. He also encouraged them to reflect what they saw in the film for their roles.

  1. References Several Books

In the scene where the television screen is visible, you can see several books that Gaspar Noe took inspiration from for the film. Some of these books refer to names such as Luis Bunuel and Dario Argento.

  1. Dance Scenes

All the dance scenes we see in the film were done improvisationally. Only the choreography required for the film’s opening scene was performed. Gaspar released the dancers on this subject.

  1. The Rolling Stones, Angie

The real reason for including The Rolling Stones’ song “Angie” in the film’s closing credits is that director Gaspar wanted an emotional and familiar song.

A girl from the movie Climax performs a provocative dance with her legs apart while the surrounding dancers watch.

  1. Inspired by Other Films

Gaspar Noe was inspired by some films for his Climax film. These films are The Poseidon Adventure, released in 1972, The Towering Inferno made in 1974, and finally, Shivers directed by David Cronenberg, which was released in 1975.

  1. Selva in Climax

There is a similarity between the scenes in which Anna goes crazy in the subway scene of the movie Possession, which was released in 1981, and the Selva character in Climax, tearing the curtains off.

  1. Poster

On the poster prepared for the promotion of the movie, we can see some of the actors lying on the floor or sitting on chairs. Finally, they take their places in the scene where they gather, similar to the poster of the movie.

  1. Urban Legend

The Climax movie, set in the 1990s, is actually thought to be inspired by an urban legend. Gaspar Noe says that the movie is about a news he saw in 1990, but most people don’t know about this news.


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Last modified: November 27, 2023