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.

Director:

Luca Guadagnino

Writers:

Dario Argento (characters), Daria Nicolodi (characters) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Patricia
Tilda Swinton ... Dr. Klemperer / Madame Blanc / Helena Markos (as Lutz Ebersdorf)
Doris Hick Doris Hick ... Frau Sesame
Malgorzata Bela ... Susie's Mother / Death (as Malgosia Bela)
Dakota Johnson ... Susie
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 (as Clementine Houdart)
Ingrid Caven ... Miss Vendegast
Sylvie Testud ... Miss Griffith
Fabrizia Sacchi ... Pavla

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Storyline

Susie Bannion is a young American ballerina who travels to Berlin to study dancing at the Markos Tanz Company, one of the world's most renowned schools under Madame Blanc's management. On her very first day, one of the students who had been recently expelled from the school is murdered. As this appalling happening does not seem to be an isolated occurrence, the brilliant new student soon begins to suspect that the school might be involved in the homicide. Her mistrust heightens when Sarah, one of the girls at the school, tells her that Pat, before being killed, confided to her that she knew and guarded a terrifying dark secret. Written by Domingo Alvarez

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Give your soul to the dance. 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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Trivia

The first footage premiered at the 2018 CinemaCon presentation. It was said to be so 'intense and disturbing', that some audience members left, midway through. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the ritual scene, one of the deceased dancers on the left side of the screen clearly has their head showing, but in the next shot it's edited out again. See more »

Quotes

Patricia: [to Dr. Klemperer, in English] If they find me here, they won't hesitate.
[in German]
Patricia: They'll hollow me out and eat my cunt on a plate.
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Crazy Credits

The opening logos for Amazon Studios and K Period Media are animated sketches that fade into the dull white background for the opening titles. See more »

Connections

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Open Again
Written and Performed by Thom Yorke
Courtesy of XL Recordings Limited
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Rubbish
3 January 2021 | by farwinafaroqueSee all my reviews

Total waste of time. The only good thing about this film is the casts. I don't understand a thing. It could be that I'm not artistic enough


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English | German | French

Release Date:

2 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Suspiria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$184,037, 28 October 2018

Gross USA:

$2,483,472

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,942,093
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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