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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

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The beauty hides the blood. 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 subtitles in German have a red dropshadow, the subtitles in French, blue. See more »

Goofs

The film opens in West Berlin in 1977, with protesters chanting, among other things, "Free Meinhof!" However, Ulrike Meinhof was already dead by that point. She was found hanged in her prison cell a year earlier than the film is set, in May 1976. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Josef Klemperer: Love and manipulation, they share houses very often. They are frequent bedfellows.
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Crazy Credits

Just before the credits end, Susie reappears and makes a small gesture to the camera. See more »


Soundtracks

Vous qui Passez sans me Voir
Music by Johnny Hess and Paul Misraki
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Performed by Jean Sablon
Courtesy of Warner Music France
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Risible ending.
23 June 2020 | by cairnst-94911See all my reviews

Excellent music, detailed cinematography and knowing references to 'Suspiria 1977'. Victims are killed through the magical power of dance/music, rather than by a satanic 'serial-killer/slasher' (from the original). No attempt is made to update Dario Argento's extraordinary use of colour and expressionist soundtrack for the digital age. This remake employs a muted palette and Thom Yorke's discreet score instead. 'Suzy' is no longer a clear moral centre for the story - which was, originally, a kind-of adult fairy-tale. This leads to a collapse, in the last third of the picture, into incoherence, with a risible ending. Very flawed.


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English | German | French | Russian

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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Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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