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Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

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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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Gilderoy
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Francesco Coraggio
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Giancarlo Santini
Fatma Mohamed ...
Silvia as Teresa
Salvatore LI Causi ...
Fabio (as Salvatore Li Causi)
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Elisa as Teresa
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Elena
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Claudia as Monica / Screamer
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Veronica as Accused Witch
Guido Adorni ...
Lorenzo
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Chiara as Signora Collatina
Jozef Cseres ...
Massimo
Pal Toth ...
Massimo (as P'l 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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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 »

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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Boring and does not go any where
18 January 2013 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Just as so many reviewers have already mentioned on here, this film lacks big time in plot and is very very slow. the film really looks good, they managed to create a very creepy atmosphere, the acting was also above average, so it had all the recipe for being a good film, but it ultimately failed mainly because the plot had no target, and the whole movie did not go any where, it was a repetitive mess of boring scenes over and over. You can feel that there is a good film in there somewhere, but the director and the writers failed to bring it out and Berberian Sound studio ended up a boring slow film that is better avoided.

the plot as many have mentioned revolves around a British sound engineer hired by an Italian director to work on editing a Horror Italian film, once arrived and started working on the studio, he starts to feel homesick and lost with the people around him. more than half the movie is in Italian without subtitles, something done deliberately im assuming to have the viewers feel as lost and confused as the main character, the only problem that it was over done and not executed properly, to the extent that we as viewers really felt lost and bored listening to the never ending Italian talk throughout the movie without understanding anything!!

the biggest problem with the film is that it repeats itself with the same sort of scenes over and over, usually of actors working in the studio and the British engineer working on the editing looking confused and depressed with an aggressive Italian sound director along side him, with no clear goal or target for the film and ending up so confusing, slow and boring. Avoid


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