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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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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

Production Co:

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 have an oblique personality, direct proportion of my surroundings.
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Alternate Versions

DVD release is preceded by a brief, videotaped introduction by Asia Argento that is not included in the theatrical version. See more »

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Argento exorcises personal demons in Scarlet Diva
12 August 2003 | by swnthomSee all my reviews

Basically, Scarlet Diva, at least in my view, is Asia Argento exorcising some personal demons, most likely from her past and maybe some of her friends. It's the story about a druggy actress and her struggle for normacy/sanity in an insane world. It is a very personal film filled with episodes from Argento's past, at least you get that impression. It's a good film and is not the shockfest that it has been portrayed as. Worth a see.


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