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Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 31 August 2012 (UK)
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A sound engineer's work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art.

Director:

Peter Strickland
16 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toby Jones ... Gilderoy
Cosimo Fusco ... Francesco Coraggio
Antonio Mancino ... Giancarlo Santini
Fatma Mohamed ... Silvia as Teresa
Salvatore LI Causi Salvatore LI Causi ... Fabio (as Salvatore Li Causi)
Chiara D'Anna ... Elisa as Teresa
Tonia Sotiropoulou ... Elena
Eugenia Caruso ... Claudia as Monica / Screamer
Susanna Cappellaro ... Veronica as Accused Witch
Guido Adorni ... Lorenzo
Lara Parmiani ... Chiara as Signora Collatina
Jozef Cseres Jozef Cseres ... Massimo
Pal Toth Pal Toth ... Massimo (as Pál Tóth)
Katalin Ladik Katalin Ladik ... Resurrected Witch
Jean-Michael van Schouwburg Jean-Michael van Schouwburg ... The Goblin (as Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg)
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Storyline

A sound engineer's work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art.

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Trivia

First film in 35 years for actress Suzy Kendall. See more »

Goofs

At the very beginning of the film, Elena calls Francesco to announce Gilderoy's arrival at the studio. Although the film is set in Italy, when she picks up the phone a continuous dial tone is heard, which is normal for the US or UK; however, the actual dial tone would have sounded very differently in Italy, a country where the phone system has a very distinctive and non-continuous dial tone (consisting of a 425Hz tone with a duration of 0.6sec followed by a 1 second pause, followed by a 0.2 sec tone then a 0.2 sec pause, repeated in a loop until the first digit is dialed). See more »

Quotes

Giancarlo Santini: Gilderoy, this is going to be a fantastic film. Brutal and honest. Nobody has seen this horror before.
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Crazy Credits

This movie was originally released as The Foley Artist See more »

Connections

References Evil Ed (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Interculinary Dimension
Performed by The Sonic Catering Band
Written by Peter Strickland (as Strickland)/Colin Fletcher (as Fletcher)/Tim Kirby (as Kirby)
Licensed Courtesy of Strickland/Fletcher/Kirby
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Pretentious, pointless and muddled
6 May 2014 | by tobias2020See all my reviews

This is a movie that seems to have no purpose. The way that the sound effects were generated in the film is mildly interesting, and the xenophobia that the main character experienced made me believe that the storyline would go somewhere. However, this was not the case. Sitting through this, I found it hard to understand why the actors were even drawn to the material; it is so uninteresting. Technically the film has its merits, and it might be relevant for someone who has worked as a sound effects technician and editor in movies, but for the general population it is probably a waste of time. I know that it contains references to Italian horror movies of the 70's and 80's, but so what? My advice is to stay away.


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Country:

UK | Germany | Australia

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

31 August 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Berberian Sound Studio See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,605, 16 June 2013

Gross USA:

$38,493

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$312,757
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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