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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
David D'Ingeo ...
Adam
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Storyline

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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A Diva Escarlate  »

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Asia Argento and Jean Shepard actually dated during the making of this movie. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005) See more »

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Good stuff

The only problem was that I got an Italian version of the video without subtitles, so I had no idea what was going on in a few parts. Argento's directing is great and even thought the imdb site lists this as a drama, the video cover says its a comedy. I think both genres fit and I've never seen such a crude yet beautiful movie before.


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