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A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.

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Luca Guadagnino

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Dario Argento (characters), Daria Nicolodi (characters) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dakota Johnson ... Susie Bannion
Tilda Swinton ... Madame Blanc / Dr. Josef Klemperer / Helena Markos (as Lutz Ebersdorf)
Doris Hick Doris Hick ... Frau Sesame
Malgorzata Bela ... Susie's Mother / Death (as Malgosia Bela)
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Patricia
Angela Winkler ... Miss Tanner
Vanda Capriolo Vanda Capriolo ... Alberta
Alek Wek ... Miss Millius
Jessica Batut Jessica Batut ... Miss Mandel
Elena Fokina ... Olga
Mia Goth ... Sara
Clémentine Houdart Clémentine Houdart ... Miss Boutaher
Ingrid Caven ... Miss Vendegast
Sylvie Testud ... Miss Griffith
Fabrizia Sacchi ... Pavla
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A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.

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Darkness binds the gifted. See more »


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Rated R for disturbing content involving ritualistic violence, bloody images and graphic nudity, and for some language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English | German | French

Release Date:

2 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Suspiria See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$184,037, 28 October 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,140,381, 15 November 2018
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Susie Bannion: For whom were you anointed? Which of the Three Mothers?
Helena Markos: [panicked] Mother... Mother Suspiriorum!
[Death approaches and strokes Mother Markos's face]
Susie Bannion: I am She.
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References Inferno (1980) See more »

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Brahm's Lullaby (Guten Abend, gut' Nacht)
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Overlong Pretentious Drivel
5 November 2018 | by Joetampa90See all my reviews

Suspiria where do we begin? Let's start with what little good we get out of this pile. The camera work is excellent with many uneasy zooms and abstract movements. The acting is of quality. There is some wonderfully done body horror sprinkled in.

Now the negatives. Suspiria could have used an editing and compacting and been about 45 minutes shorter. It feels like it just goes on and on and on. I have nothing against a long movie as most my favorites are well over 2 hours. But when you are presenting me dryness on this level there is going to be a problem. Suspiria comes across as a film that wants to be deep cutting high brow cinema ,but falls flat every step of the way. The final act (before the snoozer of an epilogue) is nice to look at and offers unsettling imagery, but left me scratching my head and unsatisfied.

People are calling this work polarizing, but I feel the people who are calling it a masterpiece are so far off base they're either new to cinema or just fall in love with anything obtuse and artsy. This is simply not a good cohesive film.


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