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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.

Director:

Asia Argento

Writer:

Asia Argento
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Asia Argento ... Anna Battista
Jean Shepard Jean Shepard ... Kirk Vaines
Herbert Fritsch Herbert Fritsch ... Aaron Ulrich
Gianluca Arcopinto Gianluca Arcopinto ... Dr. Pascuccia
Joe Coleman ... Mr. Paar
Francesca d'Aloja Francesca d'Aloja ... Margherita
Vera Gemma Vera Gemma ... Veronica Lanza
Justinian Kfoury Justinian Kfoury ... J-Bird
Daria Nicolodi ... Anna's Mother
Schooly-D ... Hash-Man (as Schoolly D.)
Selen ... Quelou
Alessandro Villari Alessandro Villari ... Hamid
Leo Gullotta ... Dr. Vessi
Paolo Bonacelli ... Swiss Journalist
David D'Ingeo 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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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The scene where Anna finds Veronica tied to the bed is based on what happened to a friend of both Asia Argento and Verra Gemma, who plays Veronica. See more »

Quotes

Anna Battista: I am the loneliest girl in the world.
Kirk: How sad.
Anna Battista: It's not sad, it's just how it is.
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Alternate Versions

Most video releases cut out the scene of Asia Argento shaving her pubic hair. See more »

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

User Reviews

Not quite great, but not bad either, although some parts are for laughs
12 April 2003 | by MovieCriticMarvelfanSee all my reviews

I finally got to watch this film of dvd, it's one of the newer Italian exploitation flicks that ran rampant in the 70's. Although the other reviews said it's not quite porn, part of it is with a couple of nude scenes, and some harsh language and toilet humor to boot.

Asia Argento will probably not be called a great directors, some of her mistakes are shown are here, however, the interesting thing about the flick is that it's partially based on her biography and life.

Dont rent the crappy vhs version, get the dvd version instead which comes with a couple of bonus items.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

26 May 2000 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Scarlet Diva See more »

Filming Locations:

Netherlands See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,547, 11 August 2002

Gross USA:

$18,062

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,062
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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