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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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Perfection commands sacrifice. 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

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dakota Johnson said in the Autumn/Winter '15 issue of AnOther magazine that she was already deep in ballet training to prepare for the film. In November 2015, director Luca Guadagnino said in an interview with Italian website Daruma View, that Tilda Swinton would be in the movie along with Johnson, and filming would begin in 2016. 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

Olga: Why don't you try speaking to me like you love me? Hm? For a change?
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Crazy Credits

The film's title is inconspicuously announced at the end of the opening credits, appearing in the mise-en-scène on an overhead sign Susie walks beneath in the U-Bahn station. See more »

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References Inferno (1980) See more »

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The worse kind of bad, it's BORING!
5 November 2018 | by aiqbal66See all my reviews

One of the worst movies of 2018. As I get older, I feel time is flying by. Not today... while watching this boring piece of crap for 2 1/2 hours I felt like time wasn't moving. Several plot elements including a holocaust survivor and terrorism go nowhere and lengthen the movie by over an hour. The dance sequences reminded me of Staying Alive in the way that the director doesn't really understand the art form. The plot? Who knows and who cares. Near the end, I was just happy it was finally over.

On the plus side, the film has lots of atmosphere taking place in 1977 Germany, but that's about it on the positives. A film needs to be a lot more than great cinematography, it needs to tell a engaging and compelling story.


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