CLIMAX – Gaspar Noé did it again

You came for a Gaspar Noé movie and that is exactly what you are getting with CLIMAX! He is really testing his audiences in this go round. As usual with a Gaspar Noé movie, there will be people running out of the cinema during the screening. It happened when I watched this movie. You’ll notice the female audiences winces and hope they can un-see some of the scenes. All part of the Gaspar Noé experience, I say.
Supposedly based on a real event that took place in 1996, this 5-page-script movie was shot in only 15 days. It comprised of about 6 long takes and took only four month to complete in order to meet the deadline of last year’s Cannes Film Festival, where the movie received a lengthy standing ovation on its premiere. In short, Climax centers on a bad trip caused by accidentally ingested psychedelics. How’s that for a movie summary?
The first long take alone, which is the dance sequence u saw in the trailer, took about 16 takes to get right after 4 hours of rehearsals. The remaining long takes follow the dancers around the building to immerse the audiences into a version of visual hell on earth. Only about 95 minutes long, this movie will test your patient and tolerance. It will throw aggressive flash strobing scenes, nauseating camera movements, and unflinching scenes of violence atcha. I should stop now before I ends up spoiling the entire movie. All I can say is that this is an experience, like going to an amusement park and riding that roller coaster kind of experience. You might love it, or really hate it, but in the end, you can say that you’ve at least experienced it… Or maybe you’d want to go for another around again, right away.

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