Berberian Sound Studio

Peter Strickland
GBR, DEU, FRA 2012
88 min

Italy, 1976. Berberian Sound Studio is one of the cheapest, sleaziest post-production studios. Only the most sordid horror films have their sound processed and sharpened in this studio. Gilderoy, a naive and introverted sound engineer from England, is hired to orchestrate the sound mix for the latest film by horror maestro, Santini. Thrown from the innocent world of local documentaries into a foreign environment fuelled by exploitation, Gilderoy soon finds himself caught up in a forbidding world of bitter actresses, capricious technicians and confounding bureaucracy. Obliged to work with the hot-headed producer Francesco, whose tempestuous relationships with certain members of his female cast threaten to boil over at any time, Gilderoy begins to record the sound for a hammy tale of witchcraft and unholy murder typical of the ‘giallo’ genre of horror that’s all the rage in Italy.

In the presence of Peter Strickland.

  • Toby Jones - Gilderoy
  • Cosimo Fusco - Francesco
  • Fatma Mohamed - Silvia
  • Eugenia Caruso - Claudia
  • Antonio Mancino - Santini
  • Tonia Sotiropoulou - Elena
  • Peter Strickland
  • Nic Knowland
  • Joakim Sundström
  • Steve Haywood
  • Chris Dickens
  • Broadcast (James Cargill
  • Trish Keenan)
  • Jennifer Kernke
  • Julian Day
Illuminations Films/Warp X Production, Film4, UK Film Council, Screen Yorkshire, Geißendörfer Film- und Fernsehproduktion, Madman

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