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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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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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Storyline

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Details

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:

$2,236,185, 18 November 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Suspiria premiered at the 75th Venice International Film Festival on September 1, 2018. See more »

Quotes

Sara: You're making some kind of deal with them.
Susie Bannion: I don't know what you're talking about.
Sara: The matrons.
Susie Bannion: Whatever you have in your head, Sara, nothing is wrong.
Sara: How can you know what they'll ask of you in return?
Susie Bannion: Nothing's wrong.
Sara: You just haven't seen the bill yet.
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Brahm's Lullaby (Guten Abend, gut' Nacht)
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I had hoped for so much more... don't waste your time.
29 October 2018 | by pstannardSee all my reviews

I was really hyped for this movie, but so, so disappointed after leaving the theater. An excellent soundtrack and promising trailer aside - it was dreary, tedious, confusing, overly long, and utterly ridiculous by the end. I'm a fan of art films and slow movies in general, but trust me when I tell you that there's nothing redeeming about this 2.5 hours of dreck. Do yourself a favor and avoid this one. It's not a case of this reviewer "not getting it" or thinking "it's just not to this guys's taste" - it's simply clunky and poorly constructed. You'll be bored and entirely indifferent to the mess of plot by the time credits roll. I'll give it one star for Thom Yorke's worthy contribution.


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