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The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
"La sindrome di Stendhal" (original title)

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A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.

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Marco Longhi
Luigi Diberti ...
Insp. Manetti
Paolo Bonacelli ...
Dr. Cavanna
Julien Lambroschini ...
Marie
John Quentin ...
Anna's father
Franco Diogene ...
Victim's husband
Lucia Stara ...
Shop assistant
Sonia Topazio ...
Victim in Florence
Lorenzo Crespi ...
Giulio
Vera Gemma ...
Policewoman
John Pedeferri ...
Hydraulic engineer
Veronica Lazar ...
Marie's mother
Mario Diano ...
Coroner
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Anna Manni is a policewoman trying to capture a vicious serial rapist and killer. The problem is that she suffers from "Stendhal's syndrome", a psychosomatic disease that gives her dizziness and hallucinations when she is exposed to the sight of paintings and artistic masterpieces. When the maniac lures her into a trap inside Florence's famous Uffizi museum, her troubles are just beginning... Written by Giancarlo Cairella <vertigo@imdb.com>

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$3,800,000 (estimated)
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This was reportedly the first feature film made in Italy to use CGI. See more »

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Though featuring prominently during the film's opening sequence set at the Uffizi in Florecne, Peter Bruegel's 'Landscape with the Fall of Icarus' is actually housed at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels. See more »

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9 April 2002 | by (Thibodaux, Louisiana) – See all my reviews

Ok, I'll start off by saying this is my first Argento movie (I guess that makes me a horror poser), but I don't see why everyone is so upset about it. I think it's an incredible movie. I couldn't stop watching it, and I can't say that about a lot of movies. This is one of the most emotional movies I've seen. It's a great thriller with some nice visual effects as well. If this is his worst movie, then I have to see the others!


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