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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

Writers:

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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Give Your Soul to the Dance. 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:

€421,216 (Italy), 6 January 2018, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$184,037, 28 October 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,474,044, 16 December 2018
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At the end of the film a woman can be seen walking out of the front garden of Klemperer's former estate holding a book entitled "The Great Mother." The full title of the tome is "The Great Mother: An Analysis of the Archetype" written by Erich Neumann. According to the description, the book "explores the Great Mother as a primordial image of the human psyche." The book also describes how the "feminine" can be depicted as a goddess or a monster. All of these themes are explored in the film, especially towards the end during the ritual. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the ritual scene, one of the deceased dancers on the left side of the screen clearly has their head showing, but in the next shot it's edited out again. See more »

Quotes

Madame Blanc: Part of the issue always is not being able to see your body in space. One angle in one mirror or on film is not enough. Movement is never mute. It is a language. It's a shape of energetic shapes written in the air like words forming sentences. Like poems. Like prayers.
Susie Bannion: Spells?
Madame Blanc: When you jump, it's not the height, but the space beneath you that matters. Every leap into the air must be a coup de foudre.
Susie Bannion: I don't understand.
Madame Blanc: A strike of lightning. A bolt of love, in fact.
Susie Bannion: That's beautiful.
Madame Blanc: There are...
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: The Punisher: Red X-Mas (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Vous qui Passez sans me Voir
Music by Johnny Hess and Paul Misraki
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Performed by Jean Sablon
Courtesy of Warner Music France
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Fails to deliver on early promise
17 October 2018 | by davidkhardmanSee all my reviews

For the first half of the film I was really intrigued and impressed. Setting the story in 70s Berlin, with constant references to the Baader-Meinhof group/Red Army Faction, provided a strong atmosphere. There was also some really squirm-inducing, grisly action - different from the original film, but serving the same purpose.

But then this all went nowhere. I suspect that the writer didn't really know how to wrap things up, so they simply tried to overpower the viewer with visuals. But sometimes more is less. The original film left almost everything to the imagination. This one leaves nothing to the imagination. It was all a bit of a mess, ultimately. It left me very disappointed.


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