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Suspiria (2018)

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A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.

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Luca Guadagnino

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Dario Argento (characters), Daria Nicolodi (characters) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Patricia
Tilda Swinton ... Dr. Klemperer / Madame Blanc / Helena Markos (as Lutz Ebersdorf)
Doris Hick Doris Hick ... Frau Sesame
Malgorzata Bela ... Susie's Mother / Death (as Malgosia Bela)
Dakota Johnson ... Susie
Angela Winkler ... Miss Tanner
Vanda Capriolo Vanda Capriolo ... Alberta
Alek Wek ... Miss Millius
Jessica Batut Jessica Batut ... Miss Mandel
Elena Fokina ... Olga
Mia Goth ... Sara
Clémentine Houdart Clémentine Houdart ... Miss Boutaher (as Clementine Houdart)
Ingrid Caven ... Miss Vendegast
Sylvie Testud ... Miss Griffith
Fabrizia Sacchi ... Pavla
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Storyline

Susie Bannion is a young American ballerina who travels to Berlin to study dancing at the Markos Tanz Company, one of the world's most renowned schools under Madame Blanc's management. On her very first day, one of the students who had been recently expelled from the school is murdered. As this appalling happening does not seem to be an isolated occurrence, the brilliant new student soon begins to suspect that the school might be involved in the homicide. Her mistrust heightens when Sarah, one of the girls at the school, tells her that Pat, before being killed, confided to her that she knew and guarded a terrifying dark secret. Written by Domingo Alvarez

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Tremble tremble!!! The witches are back... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing content involving ritualistic violence, bloody images and graphic nudity, and for some language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English | German | French | Russian

Release Date:

2 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Suspiria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$184,037, 28 October 2018

Gross USA:

$2,474,044
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ahead of the release of the film, the Ana Mendieta Estate sued Amazon Studios in federal court in Seattle, alleging that the film (which is was distributed by Amazon in the United States) draws too heavily on works by the late artist. Amazon "encouraged, assisted, induced, caused, and/or materially contributed to a vast number of actual or imminent copyright infringements" by way of images that evoke Mendieta's work, according to the suit. The estate demanded that Amazon Studios pay damages for using Mendieta's work without permission. Image permissions for Mendieta's work are only granted for art historical contexts such as academic journal articles and informational articles directly related to the artist's work and practice. Permissions are not granted for commercial reproductions. The suit specifically references the film's first trailer, released in June 2018. One image in the clip shows a pair of hands bound by rope, which the estate says is based on Mendieta's 1973 photograph "Rape Scene". The estate also cites an image of a bloody print of a body on a white sheet-a reference, it says, to Mendieta's 1978 photograph "Untitled: Silueta Series, Mexico". The estate sent Amazon a cease and desist letter. A second trailer for the film was released in August 2018, and it did not include the allegedly Mendieta-inspired shots, which Amazon Studios said were removed from the final cut of the film. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in the so called: "Deutscher Herbst", the peak of left-wing RAF-terror in 1977. This period was quite warm with fair weather. The movie however shows low temperatures, heavy rain and snow. While this was probably meant to underline the dark tone of the plot, it is historically incorrect. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Josef Klemperer: [to Sara] Patricia wrote about "Three Mothers" lost to time, predating all Christian invention. Pre-God, pre-devil. Mother Tenebrarum, Mother Lachrymarum and Mother Suspiriorum. Darkness, tears, and sighs.
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Crazy Credits

The opening logos for Amazon Studios and K Period Media are animated sketches that fade into the dull white background for the opening titles. See more »

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Written and Performed by Thom Yorke
Courtesy of XL Recordings Limited
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Amazing, artistic , disturbing
3 March 2019 | by niccydSee all my reviews

This film is a piece of art. Please ignore the negative reviews and judge for yourselves. It is a complete contrast from Dario Argento's movie and is best viewed as a separate piece of work. While Argento's masterpiece is rich in colour this is the opposite and very muted throughout. Thom York's soundtrack is haunting next to the stunning visuals and works perfectly. Dakota Johnson and Tilde Swinton stand out with a bubbling tension between them throughout. If you are a Fan of art house horror films then this movie is for you !


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