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Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 31 August 2012 (UK)
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A sound engineer's work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art.

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Fatma Mohamed ...
Salvatore LI Causi ...
Fabio (as Salvatore Li Causi)
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Elisa as Teresa
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Claudia as Monica / Screamer
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Veronica as Accused Witch
Guido Adorni ...
Lorenzo
Lara Parmiani ...
Chiara as Signora Collatina
Jozef Cseres ...
Massimo
Pal Toth ...
Massimo (as Pál Tóth)
Katalin Ladik ...
Resurrected Witch
Jean-Michael van Schouwburg ...
The Goblin (as Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg)
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A sound engineer's work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Berberian Sound Studio: La inquisición del sonido  »

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Trivia

The title of the fictional studio refers to Cathy Berberian, the US soprano who married Luciano Berio, a pioneer of electronic music and a key influence on Strickland's film. See more »

Goofs

At the very beginning of the film, Elena calls Francesco to announce Gilderoy's arrival at the studio. Although the film is set in Italy, when she picks up the phone a continuous dial tone is heard, which is normal for the US or UK; however, the actual dial tone would have sounded very differently in Italy, a country where the phone system has a very distinctive and non-continuous dial tone (consisting of a 425Hz tone with a duration of 0.6sec followed by a 1 second pause, followed by a 0.2 sec tone then a 0.2 sec pause, repeated in a loop until the first digit is dialed). See more »

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Giancarlo Santini: Gilderoy, this is going to be a fantastic film. Brutal and honest. Nobody has seen this horror before.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are actually put together of those from The Equestrian Vortex, the fictional horror flick that's going to be post-dubbed in the movie, with fast-cut animations, medieval depictions of hell, demons, naves, animal skeletons and tortured female faces, mostly red and black colored. See more »

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References Evil Ed (1995) See more »

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The Lark Ascending
Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams
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A movie for your ears and eyes
3 September 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What an intense and intelligent movie this is. As others have noted, the nods to Italian cinema of the 70's era are bold and brash, yet it's also a quintessential Englishman abroad drama. The atmosphere created by the soundtrack was electric and it felt like hearing the world with new ears when I left the picture house at the end.

Don't expect a neat narrative, this film plays with your senses and your understanding of whose doing what to who and why. It's exceptionally claustrophobic throughout, and the disconcerting edits constantly leave you asking more questions about what's going to take place next.


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