CANNES, France (Reuters) – Gaspar Noe seems almost disappointed by the largely enthusiastic response to the film he premiered in Cannes this week.
The Argentine director takes pride in the provocateur status he earned with films such as “Irreversible”, in which Monica Bellucci undergoes a 9-minute rape scene, the drug-addled “Enter the Void” and “Love”, which features 3-D unsimulated sex.
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Now he has brought “Climax” to the Cannes Film Festival, a film Peter Bradshaw, from Britain’s Guardian newspaper, described as a “satanic dance-troupe freak-out of sex and despair”. Noe’s team told him to expect his toughest press reaction yet.
“My publicist announced me it was going to be much harder with this movie than with ‘Love’ or ‘Enter the Void’,” Noe told Reuters on the beach at Cannes.
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“We had 75 percent bad press on ‘Enter the Void’ and 85 percent bad press on ‘Love’. I (said I) hope we get 90-95 percent (on ‘Climax’), but the wind turned the other way, most of the press is extremely good.”
The movie’s premise is simple. A troupe of young dancers are enjoying a post-rehearsal party which starts to get...
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