Feature Film | 2018 | Dance, Music | Belgium, France


  • [fr] Bande-annonce officielle Wild Bunch
  • [de] Offizieller Trailer deutsch - Alamode

Brief synopsis

rom 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.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Sofia BoutellaSelva [L]
Romain GuillermicDavid [L]
Souheila YacoubLou [L]
Kiddy SmileDaddy [SR]
Claude Gajan MaullEmmanuelle [SR]
Giselle PalmerGazelle [SR]
Taylor CastleTaylor [SR]
Thea Carla SchottPsyche [SR]
Sharleen TempleIvana [SR]


Camera Departmentdirector of photographyBenoît Debie
Costume Departmentcostume designerFred Cambier
Director's DepartmentdirectorGaspar Noé
EditingeditorDenis Bedlow
Musicmusic supervisorPascal MayerNoodles
ProducerproducerBrahim Chioua
ProducerproducerÉdouard Weil
ProducerproducerGaspar Noé
ProducerproducerVincent Maraval
Producerco-producerMichel Merkt

Production companies

Rectangle Productions [fr]
Wild Bunch [fr]
Les Cinémas de la Zone [fr]co-production
Eskwad [fr]co-production
Arte France Cinéma [fr]co-production
Artémis Productions S.A. [be]co-production

Distributing companies

Alamode Filmdistribution oHG [de]Verleih Deutschland und Österreich
Wild Bunch [fr]Distribution France & World Sales


Department CompanyComment
VFX / Post ProductionImage (VFX)Mac Guff [fr]Mac Guff Line
VFX / Post ProductionScore /MusicNoodles [fr]Music Supervision


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Gaspar Noé2018Quinzaine des réalisateurs Cannes [fr]Cicae Art Cinema AwardWinner
Gaspar Noé2018Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival [cPrix H.R. Giger "Narcisse" du meilleur filmWinner
Gaspar Noé2018Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival [cMéliès d’argent du meilleur long métraWinner
Gaspar Noé2018Fantasy Filmfest [de]Official SelectionNominated


Theatre releaseNorwayFriday, 08.02.2019
Theatre releaseBrazilThursday, 31.01.2019
Theatre releaseAustriaFriday, 07.12.2018
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 06.12.2018