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Suspiria (restaurierte Fassung)

Dario Argento
I 1977
97 min

Classic fairytales were always more about terror than comfort, and Dario Argento tapped into this truth perfectly in his giallo masterpiece, SUSPIRIA. The film is remarkable not just for its hallucinatory colors, which Argento helped usher in as cinema shed the last of the 1950’s and 1960’s black-and-white neorealist rigor, but also for the intricate interplay of constant reflections, of porous surfaces that suggest that behind the confines of our sheltered lives torment and horror are always lurking, ready to break in. The German ballet academy where ingénue Suzy arrives is a fauxluxurious dollhouse, or at other times a gaudy version of Victorian opulence. Its walls exhale suspicious whispers. In this covenant of witches, led by the proprietress, Suzy leans on her female companions. When deaths accumulate, and nature turns vicious, she must rely on her own intrepidness. Argento delightfully alternates camp revulsion and beauty, drenching immaculately pale female bodies in bright ostentatiously fake blood. Suzy’s mortification and vengeance on the living-dead putrid mummy adds a pointed commentary on our culture’s hysterical preoccupation with eternal youth. (Ela Bittencourt)

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  • Alida Valli - Marie Tanner
  • Rudolf Schündler - Professor Milius
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