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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

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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

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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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

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€421,216 (Italy), 6 January 2018, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$184,037, 28 October 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,474,044, 16 December 2018
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Luca Guadagnino (who was originally attached to the project as a producer), was announced at the Sept. '15 Venice Film Festival to direct, and was planning to bring the entire cast of his film A Bigger Splash (2015) for Suspiria (2018), but only Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson returned for this movie. See more »

Goofs

When Dr Klemperer is escorted out of the building after the big horror scene, they walk on the Western site of the Berlin Wall, and the other (Eastern) site is all darkness. In reality in 1977, all-night floodlights would have been blazing... See more »

Quotes

Susie Bannion: [When asked what dance feels like to her] It felt like what I think it must feel like to fuck.
Madame Blanc: Do you mean fuck a man?
Susie Bannion: No. I was thinking of an animal.
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Performed by Thom Yorke
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This movie is so bad.
7 November 2018 | by yayamafiya-55211See all my reviews

People talk about visuals of this movie but I am surprised about this. The shots are what they should be, like any movie.

But why do people say this is lush photography? I can find 5 minutes of any ridley scott movie and it would be more lush than 50 best shots this director has. I don't get it. I think it's maybe because very little else is good in his movies and the photography is the best only choice this director has to seem good.

That's a bad sign. Hire a good cameraman and you always will have that. Great films has great stories, great direction (of actors, not just camera), great sense of pace in editing (if this director can learn to edit it in two hours it would have been something, bravo!), AND good looking photography. But only it has photography. I was thinking about this movie a lot, but not because I want to understand it.

I was thinking how it's possible this movie was made and can be so bad? This movie just plain is BORING. The end is FUNNY. The tone is not oppressive in a good way, like Pixote or Schindler's List, it is oppressive like it is if you looking at a blank white wall for two hours and half.

Nothing happens in this story so the boring of the colors only makes it seem like a very long journey into mediocre and petty boring boring boring.

Please don't go see this movie. Better to do something with your life. WHY this movie was made and how do a director like this get the money to make it? - sometimes I think we live in bizarro world where opposite happens than what should.


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