Murphy is an American living in Paris who enters a highly sexually and emotionally charged relationship with the unstable Electra. Unaware of the effect it will have on their relationship, they invite their pretty neighbor into their bed.
A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.
Chloë Grace Moretz,
The enchanted lives of a couple in a secluded forest are brutally shattered by a nightmarish hippie cult and their demon-biker henchmen, propelling a man into a spiraling, surreal rampage of vengeance.
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
In the mid 1990's, 20 French urban dancers join together for a three-day rehearsal in a closed-down boarding school located at the heart of a forest to share one last dance. They then make one last party around a large sangria bowl. Quickly, the atmosphere becomes charged and a strange madness will seize them the whole night. If it seems obvious to them that they have been drugged, they neither know by who nor why. And it's soon impossible for them to resist to their neuroses and psychoses, numbed by the hypnotic and the increasing electric rhythm of the music. While some feel in paradise, most of them plunge into hell.Written by
The cast consists of professional dancers with no prior acting experience, with the exception of Sofia Boutella who is the only professional actress. Although Boutella had the dancing experience that the part required, she hesitated to join the film since there was no script. Director Gaspar Noé encouraged his cast to improvise extensively, with the only limitation that they couldn't reference contemporary things like smartphones, since the story is set in the 1990s. See more »
Even though the film is set in 1996, the song Windowlicker by Aphex Twin is featured, which wasn't released until 1999. See more »
The title of the film is the last thing to appear on screen. See more »
Pump Up the Volume (USA Version)
Written by Steven Biggs, Martyn Young
Performed by Marrs (as M/A/R/R/S)
(c) Universal Music Publishing on behalf of Universal Music Publishing Ltd
(p) 1987 Beggars
Courtesy of 4AD Ltd. and Universal Music Publishing Film & TV
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Noe does it again, with this exquisitely executed tale of human morality, psychology and chemistry.
With the use of inventive camera techniques to film dazzling dance sequences, we are brought into this insane world of hedonism, insest, abuse and excess. Fantastically lit with Noe's neon style, we are brought into the heat of this story through the spinning frames.
It was perhaps slightly too long with sequences that could have been cut shorter and some dialogue cut out to hide some of the slightly questionable acting. However this doesn't really seem to affect the film, as they are all on drugs, so their lacking of technique at times fits well.
Me and my friends left the cinema and couldn't talk for atleast 10 minutes, which tells you how much of an effect this film has on you!
Go and watch it, you'll probably learn something about humanity, and if not atleast something about great filmmaking!
Ignore the bad reviews, I expect they couldn't handle the psychological trauma and the bad ratings are a defence mechanism as they couldn't really comprehend the vision.
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