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Festival in Media
Section: Country in Focus - Italy
Country: Italy 
Year: 1977


98 minutes/color




Suzy Bannion travels to Germany to perfect her ballet skills. She arrives at the Tanz dance academy in the pouring rain and is refused admission after another woman is seen fleeing the school. She returns the next morning and this time is let in. She learns that the young woman she saw fleeing the previous evening has been found dead. Strange things soon begin to occur. Suzy becomes ill and is put on a special diet; the school becomes infested with maggots; odd sounds abound; and Daniel, the pianist, is killed by his own dog...



Director: Dario Argento

Screenplay: Dario Argento, Daria Nicolodi

Cinematographer: Luciano Tovoli

Editing: Franco Fraticelli

Costume Design: Pierangelo Cicoletti

Music: Dario Argento

Producer: Claudio Argento



Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé, Barbara Magnolfi, Susanna Javicoli, Eva Axén, Alida Valli, Joan Bennett


Seda Spettacoli

World sales:

20th Century Fox International Classics




Dario Argento

Dario Argento (born 7 September 1940) Italian horror director, producer, and screenwriter best known for his unique visual style. Though never particularly coherent or well written, his films remain quite frightening and very cool to look at when he's at the top of his game. Widely considered to be at his peak during the seventies and eighties, with Deep Red (aka Profondo Rosso) and Suspiria usually cited as his best work.

He also wrote or co-wrote a number of scripts, most notably Once Upon a Time in the West (alongside Sergio Leone and Bernardo Bertolucci).





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1982 Tenebre

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