R | | Drama, Horror, Music
French dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD.
Loosely inspired by a French urban legend from the 1990s. While Gaspar Noe and several other members of the crew claim to recall reading about similar incidents in the news, none can recall any specific details.
Oh, you're so good! Thank you, thank...
Psyche: You liked it?
Selva: I'm so happy. I couldn't be happier.
While the movie is supposed to be set in 1996, which is confirmed by the clothes, the music and the lack of smartphones, the French spoken in the film is very much 2010s, with many anglicisms or other recent verbal tics heard throughout the movie. This is due to the improvised dialogue from the cast working off of a five-page script.
The opening logos start at around 9 minutes in. The actual opening title sequence starts around halfway through the film.
$119,423 3 March 2019