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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.

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Peter Strickland
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toby Jones ... Gilderoy
Cosimo Fusco ... Francesco Coraggio
Antonio Mancino ... Giancarlo Santini
Fatma Mohamed 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 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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A sound engineer's work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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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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Trivia

Film debut of Antonio Mancino. 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

The opening credits are actually put together of those from The Equestrian Vortex, the fictional horror flick that's going to be post-dubbed in the movie, with fast-cut animations, medieval depictions of hell, demons, naves, animal skeletons and tortured female faces, mostly red and black colored. See more »

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References Evil Ed (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Trance & Bilocation
Performed by Roj Stevens (as Roj)
Written by Roj Stevens (as Richard Stevens)
Licensed Courtesy of Ghostbox
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Great sound, looks good but terrible story
4 September 2012 | by darren-153-890810See all my reviews

So I've read the raving reviews, not one bad one to be found, which is odd, as I heard at least 5 people leaving the cinema tonight muttering the words 'what a cr*p film that was'.

I understand it's a take on 1970's horror movies, blah, blah, blah. But imagine if you hadn't seen one?

The sound is amazing, interesting, atmospheric and amusing, (did they really make sound effects like that back then?) but once you realise that's all the film is all about you begin to lose interest. Personally I like a storyline, but isn't one.

As for the last 20 minutes, I have absolutely no idea what that was all about. Being a massive Kubrick fan I'd normally love surreal scenes like this. But it all felt a bit like we've run out of ideas here, lets just add a twist to make it more interesting. Which doesn't work at all.

If you like self indulgent stylized films then you'll love this. I prefer films with emotion that move you. This couldn't move me to the exit quick enough


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