dumb discussions, similar/boring dance-sessions & luckily some craziness... but also kinda annoying with all the screaming. and i would expect more paranoia, if you are on such a trip - instead of so much agression. and finally, very annoying cam-moving on the end... doesn't make any sense.
I sort of took away from this that the idea of hell is merely the incessant pain of life and all of the seemingly "desirable" things it has to offer. All the conversations the dancers have about their urges and struggles manifest themselves in each of their respective trips. Benoit Debie nails the cinematography as usual. Great installment in the Noé filmography.
Gaspar Noé really isn't a director who should leave you shrugging your shoulders, but if you're going to explicitly draw comparisons between the film to come and 'Possession' things better be going to get seriously, shatteringly unhinged. Which isn't to say I wanted or desire more vile behaviour (there's child death, rape, incest etc. etc.) but for the movie to be a whole lot stranger. Plus, Soft Cell? C'mon.
[indistinct shouting][grunting][woman screaming][moaning][gasping][sobbing][indistinct shouting][coughing][puking sounds][man crying][all laughing maniacally][music continues][dip to white] It's French extreme horror, baby. Slick madness. Deranged characters. Killer soundtrack. Watch and learn.
Disco Inferno. On one hand, there's the sense that "Climax" might be the slightest and most commercial film Gaspar Noé has ever made. On the other, it's such an effective cinematic rendering of hell I'm not sure that really matters. If last year's "Suspiria" left you craving a psychedelic horror movie where the dance choreography wasn't chopped up in the editing room, Noé has you covered with ample long takes.
Another Noé's movie who made me straight up tense, from almost the beginning to the end. Really liked the dance moments and how that suddenly turned into a giant chaos. A big props for once again, the skill of making the viewer feel the panic and intensity with the messed up frames and genuine dialogues.