Brief synopsis

From director Gaspar Noé 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 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.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
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]


1st ADClaire Corbetta-Doll
Vfx supervisorRodolphe Chabrier
Director of photographyBenoît Debie
Costume designerFred Cambier
DirectorGaspar Noé
EditorDenis Bedlow
Music supervisorPascal MayerNoodles
ProducerGaspar Noé
ProducerVincent Maraval
ProducerBrahim Chioua
ProducerÉdouard Weil
Co-producerPatrick Quinet
Co-producerRichard Grandpierre
Co-producerMichel Merkt
Associate producerDanny Gabai
Associate producerEddy Moretti
Production designerJean Rabasse
Assistant art directorThierry Poulet
Unit production managerSerge Catoire
ScreenwriterGaspar Noé
Sound editorKen Yasumoto
ChoreographerNina Mc Neely

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


Image (VFX)Mac Guff [fr]Mac Guff Line
Score /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


TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
First showingFranceCanal+ [fr]Thursday, 11/07/2019, 8.50 PMCanal+ Cinéma


Theatre releaseJapanFriday, 01/11/2019
Theatre releaseHungaryThursday, 11/04/2019
Theatre releaseNorwayFriday, 08/02/2019
Theatre releaseBrazilThursday, 31/01/2019
Theatre releaseAustriaFriday, 07/12/2018
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 06/12/2018