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.

Director:

Luca Guadagnino

Writers:

Dario Argento (characters), Daria Nicolodi (characters) | 1 more credit »
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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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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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Luca Guadagnino began filming four months after finishing work on Call Me by Your Name (2017) in 2016. See more »

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When Susie (D. Johnson) is lying on her bed, questioned by Mdme. Blanc (T.Swinton), she (Susie) is first shown from rear, with her feet as on top of one another (left on right): when latterly seen from front (M. Blanc P.O.V.), her left foot now rests (toes now point) over her right foot. See more »

Quotes

Sara: You're making some kind of deal with them.
Susie Bannion: I don't know what you're talking about.
Sara: The matrons.
Susie Bannion: Whatever you have in your head, Sara, nothing is wrong.
Sara: How can you know what they'll ask of you in return?
Susie Bannion: Nothing's wrong.
Sara: You just haven't seen the bill yet.
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Crazy Credits

The film's title is inconspicuously announced at the end of the opening credits, appearing in the mise-en-scène on an overhead sign Susie walks beneath in the U-Bahn station. See more »


Soundtracks

Total Eclipse (Live Version)
Written by Kristian Hoffman (as Kristian Robert Hoffman)
Performed by Klaus Nomi
Courtesy of Spindizzy Music/Sony Music Entertainment France S.a.s.
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Total waste of time

There is no story, it is not scary and you will be sorry for wasting time after watching this garbage ...


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English | German | French

Release Date:

2 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$184,037, 28 October 2018

Gross USA:

$2,483,472

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,942,093
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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