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Scarlet Diva (2000)

R  |   |  Drama  |  26 May 2000 (Italy)
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A young Italian actress embarks on a self-destructive spree of sex, drugs and other excess while doing some soul searching to find the path for redemption.

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Anna Battista
Jean Shepard ...
Kirk Vaines
Herbert Fritsch ...
Aaron Ulrich
Gianluca Arcopinto ...
Dr. Pascuccia
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Mr. Paar
Francesca d'Aloja ...
Margherita
Vera Gemma ...
Veronica Lanza
Justinian Kfoury ...
J-Bird
Daria Nicolodi ...
Anna's Mother
Schooly-D ...
Hash-Man (as Schoolly D.)
Selen ...
Quelou
Alessandro Villari ...
Hamid
Leo Gullotta ...
Dr. Vessi
Paolo Bonacelli ...
Swiss Journalist
Vanessa Crane ...
Luke Ford
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Anna Battista is a young, popular, 24-year-old Italian-born International film actress who engages herself on a hectic and self-destructive spree which takes her across Europe and to America to shed her "boy-toy" image to become an "artist" in order to write and direct herself in a semi-biography movie of herself titled "Scarlet Diva." After working in Rome, and winning a presigious film award in Milan, Anna travels to Paris to save her best friend from an abusive relationship, then avoids sleazy film producers in Los Angeles, meets and falls in love with a rock star who abandons her, finds out later that she's pregnant, and begins using drugs to numb her pain at this predictament she's gotten herself into. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong sexuality, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Loosely based on Asia Argento's life. See more »

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Anna Battista: I'm sorry. It's the first time I've ever made love.
Kirk: Don't tell me you're a virgin.
Anna Battista: No. I'm a whore.
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It's what a film should do to you
1 November 2005 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

OK...so. As far as first films go, this is stunning.

Jesus. And I thought "Irreversible" by Gaspar Noe was about the most hostile and brutal film I'd seen.

"Scarlet Diva" is disjointed yet beautiful in its purity of intent...but horrible in its truths. Like an omniscient eye it invades those private moments when you thought you were alone. Not perfect, but who can claim perfection in life, love or art anyhow?

In the DVD intro Asia says..."Don't be scared, don't be shocked...It saved my life and maybe it will make your life a little worse or better and you'll get to know me a little better or a little less."

It's what a film should do to you. Watch it with a good bottle of wine and an open mind and you'll be affected more than you might think. Buy it. Save it. Watch it again.


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