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.
Gaspar Noé's inspiration for the film includes lots of 70's movies such as The Towering Inferno (1974), The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and Shivers (1975).
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.
Like many of Gaspar Noé's films, the typical closing credits are played at the beginning of the film.
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