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CLIMAX (2018)

CLIMAX <span>(2018)</span> artwork

CLIMAX (2018)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 96

Release dates 21/09/2018

BBFCInsight strong threat, violence, sex references, drug misuse, very strong language

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Gaspar Noé

Cast includes Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub, Kiddy Smile, Claude Gajan Maull, Giselle Palmer

Summary CLIMAX is a French drama in which a group of dancers experience a bad trip after accidentally ingesting psychedelics at a party.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 11/09/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

CLIMAX is a French drama in which a group of dancers experience a bad trip after accidentally ingesting psychedelics at a party.

Threat

There is a sense of strong threat when guests realise someone has spiked their drinks. There is a scene in which a pregnant woman flees her attacker who has kicked her in the stomach; she is subsequently seen inflicting violence on herself. There are further scenes of people screaming and threatening others in real and imagined terror, including a young boy who is locked in a cupboard by his mother to keep him away from the other guests.

Violence

Strong violence includes a scene in which a pregnant woman is kicked in her stomach and dropped on her head by another woman, as well as scenes in which a gang of men beat up another man.

Sex

There are strong sex references including explicit references to anal sex and anilingus. There are scenes which depict incestual sex and people masturbating in the middle of drug induced scenes of violence.

Drugs

There are ferences to LSD, including a scene in which a woman drops LSD into her eyes.

Language

There is an aggressive use of very strong language ('c**t') which is accompanied by violence. There is also use of strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker).

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Details

Title
CLIMAX
Year
2018
Formats
Cinema
Distributor(s)
Arrow Film Distributors Ltd
Classified date(s)
14/08/2018
Main language
English, French
BBFC reference
AZF365480

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