Climax is a psychological horror and drama movie directed, written and co-edited by Gaspar Noé. An international co-production between France and Belgium, the movie takes place during Winter 1996 within a single building, and features a large ensemble cast of twenty-four portraying a French dance troupe throwing an after-party after a rehearsal; however, the celebrations take a darker turn when everyone becomes increasingly agitated and confused, and the group begins to suspect that their sangria has been laced with LSD. The movie is notable for its unusual style and production, having been conceived and pre-produced in only four weeks and shot in chronological order in only 15 days: although Noé conceived the premise, the large majority of the film was unrehearsed on-the-spot improvisation by the cast, who was given no lines of dialogue beforehand and had an almost complete liberty as to where to take the story and characters. Climax also features unusual editing and cinematography choices, and includes several lengthy long takes, including one lasting over 42 minutes. The cast of the movie consists almost exclusively of dancers who, aside from Boutella and Souheila Yacoub, had no previous acting experience. Climax’s story is about the group of a dancers which is lured to an empty school. 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. They trying to find out who’s responsible before it’s too late.