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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.

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Luca Guadagnino

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Dario Argento (characters), Daria Nicolodi (characters) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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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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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Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Judi Dench was rumoured to play Madame Blanc, when David Gordon Green was to direct. 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

Dr. Josef Klemperer: A delusion is lies that tell truth.
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

Auf'm Friedhof
Written by Nina Hagen, Herwig Mitteregger, Bernhard Potschka
Performed by Nina Hagen Band
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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i need a T-shirt that says 'I watched ALL of Suspiria".
27 February 2019 | by jrgibson-51931See all my reviews

One reviewer said that if you liked 'The Shining" you would love this film - I liked The Shining but found Suspiria to be tedious, pretentious, overlong and lacking a strong narrative. To make an effective 152 minute horror film would require a strong screenplay and a great director/editor and Suspiria is sadly lacking in these areas. Nearly every recent film could do with removing about thirty minutes and Suspiria does not have the content for more than 90 minutes but here we have film-makers suffering from the delusion that they are Stanley Kubrick but are closer to Ed Wood jr with a large budget. The only thing that impressed in this turkey was Tilda Swinton's make-up and like Vice, good make-up does not compensate for the multitude of shortcomings in these films.


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