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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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Asia Argento

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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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Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

26 May 2000 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Diva Escarlate See more »

Filming Locations:

Netherlands See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$18,062, 29 September 2007
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Company Credits

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Opera Film (II) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Joe Coleman's character, Barry Paar, was based on Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and a real life encounter that Asia Argento had with him in a hotel room in Cannes 1997. Argento confirmed this on her Twitter account in October 2017. 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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Alternate Versions

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

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Referenced in Ti piace Hitchcock? (2005) See more »

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Thanks Everyone!
25 July 2003 | by sinistre1111See all my reviews

Boy, so much s--t was talked about this film, and I just want to thank you all for dropping my expectations so low that I was able to thoroughly enjoy Scarlet Diva. If you're sitting down to watch this film, one hopes that a certain context is assumed, and an interest has been established, such that terms like "self-indulgent" and "bad acting" do not even enter into the vocabulary. The film pulls you along with heavy visual style, holding its own sexy trash pulse while at the same time prostrating itself at the altar of the director/star's horror-god father Dario Argento, but in a good way. For example, the latter's trademark use of colored lighting is employed liberally, and to appropriate effect. Rapper Schoolly D and NY shock performer/painter Joe Coleman both make great respective turns, as a drug dealer and sleazy producer. Like the work of her auteur Dad, and writer Mother Daria Nicolodi (who appears as "The Mom" in the film), Asia Argento's Scarlet Diva is a horror film, and you will feel horrified at certain scenes. But it's a "horror of life" film, and it's assumed that much of it is semi-autobiographical. Would you pay to see it if it were Drew Barrymore's sleazoid child star/artist family upbringing? Dare to give 90 minutes up to the Scarlet Diva.


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