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Opera (1987)

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A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cristina Marsillach ...
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Marco
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Inspector Alan Santini
Daria Nicolodi ...
Mira
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Giulia
Antonella Vitale ...
Marion
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Stefano
Barbara Cupisti ...
Signora Albertini
Antonino Iuorio ...
Baddini (as Antonio Juorio)
Carola Stagnaro ...
Alma's mother
Francesca Cassola ...
Alma
Maurizio Garrone ...
Maurizio, the raven trainer
Cristina Giachino ...
Maria, the assistant director
György Gyõriványi ...
Miro
Bjorn Hammer ...
Cop #1
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Storyline

A young opera singer (Betty) gets her big chance when the previous star of a production of Verdi's Macbeth is run over by a car. Convinced the opera is bad luck she accepts, and becomes the target (in Argento's unmistakable style) of a psychopath - a man she has been dreaming of since childhood. Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

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A star is born tonight... will she live to see tomorrow? See more »


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Rated R for strong terror and violence, and for a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

In the book Profondo Argento Dario Argento cited star Cristina Marsillach as the most difficult actress he's ever worked with. See more »

Goofs

During the chase in Betty's apartment, as the killer runs POV through the house the camera tilts back and forth showing for a brief second the top of the set in Betty's room and the space above it. Also, while exiting the bedroom, lighting equipment is visible on the left side of the frame. See more »

Quotes

Betty: I am nothing like my mother. Nothing like her!
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Soundtracks

Sempre libera
from "La Traviata"
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Maria Callas
By Arrangement with Fonit Cetra
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I am nothing like my mother. Nothing like her!
1 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you love Dario Argento as I do, you forgive him his faults. Don't focus on the small mistakes, just enjoy a true master of horror.

Betty (Cristina Marsillach) takes over the lead in an opera after a car accident knocks out the diva. Then, the fun begins.

She is forced to watch as other members of the cast and crew are horribly murdered one by one. She suspects that she will last.

Then, there were the birds! A real thriller with the outcome in doubt even when you thought it was over.

Marsillach was not great, but she did give a fair performance in another Argento classic.


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