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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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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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Tremble tremble!!! The witches are back... 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 | Russian

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although rumors that the actor playing Dr. Josef Klemperer (credited as "Lutz Ebersdorf") was really Tilda Swinton in disguise had circulated since the movie's filming, it was not actually confirmed until Swinton and director Luca Guadagnino were interviewed by the New York Times in October 2018. In that interview, Swinton clarified her prior denials: "'The answer to the question to me, "Are you playing Dr. Klemperer in Suspiria?" is always that Dr. Klemperer is played by Lutz Ebersdorf,' Swinton told me last week in an email. Yet there is a more specific question she has been waiting for someone to put to her, 'and curiously, to date, nobody has thought of it.' That query, if anyone had bothered to ask, is 'Are you playing Lutz Ebersdorf?' And the answer, Swinton said, is 'an unequivocal yes.'" When asked why she played the double role, Swinton answered, "for the sheer sake of fun above all. As my grandmother would have it - a motto to live and die by - 'Dull Not To.'" See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in the so called: "Deutscher Herbst", the peak of left-wing RAF-terror in 1977. This period was quite warm with fair weather. The movie however shows low temperatures, heavy rain and snow. While this was probably meant to underline the dark tone of the plot, it is historically incorrect. See more »

Quotes

Helena Markos: This isn't vanity! This isn't art!
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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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Open Again
Written and Performed by Thom Yorke
Courtesy of XL Recordings Limited
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The original was completely different..
16 March 2019 | by imdb-92151See all my reviews

This is the most disconnected and at the end stupid movie. The attempts to add some historical events makes it a little bit presumptuous and fails completely. The only good thing is Tilda Swinton with her multiple character and that's about it. Boring.....

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