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Suspiria (2018)

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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.

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Obey the ritual. 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

In 2008, Natalie Portman was set to star in the film, when David Gordon Green was attached to direct it. See more »

Goofs

When Susie first enters her new dorm room the camera shot from down the hallway shows Sara and Susie placing the bags down on the floor near the doorway, but the next shot shows Susie carrying forward into the room with her items still in her hands. See more »

Quotes

Helena Markos: [to Susie] There will be nothing of you left inside. Only space for me.
Susie Bannion: I came here for this. You've all waited long enough.
Helena Markos: [Excited] It is happening! It is happening!
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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

Referenced in The Kill Count: Suspiria (1977) (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Komm Doch in Meine Arme
Written by Ludwig Schmidseder and Guenther Schwenn (as Gunther Schwenn)
Performed by Erhard Bauschke und sein Orchester, Rudi Schuricke
Courtesy of Universal GmbH
Under license from Universal Music Enteprises
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Pure masturbatory garbage and an insult to the original!
2 February 2019 | by badsceneSee all my reviews

What a piece of crap. I mean, my god. The avant garde original Suspiria looks like a cohesive piece of hollywood horror-by-numbers compared to this pretentious, overblown and grandiose jerk-off fest; like if Lars Van Trier decided to remake Fame while masturbating at his own reflection dressed like a ballerina for 2.5 hours. Argento's version is a pure classic that will stand the test of time. This is an atrocity.

On the upside, Tilda Swinton is fantastic as always in multiple roles and the cinematography is gorgeous. The sets are pretty nice as well, but that's not even remotely compensatory enough to salvage 2.5 hours of meaningless masturbatory filmmaking. I mean, did this thing even have an editor?

This film is 2.5 hours of runtime, yet somehow never seems to supply anything resembling a story, nor does it ever arrive at a point to justify its existence. There is no plot, no scares, no thrills, and a weak one dimensional protagonist (played by the range-less and underwhelming, Dakota Johnson) with no goals or motivations, and who never once rises above the scenery or clutter of the supporting characters. Pointless self indulgent filmmaking and the truest epitome of style over substance I have ever seen.


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Release Date:

2 November 2018 (USA) 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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1.85 : 1
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