Berberian Sound Studio Monday, 16 September 2019

Berberian Sound Studio

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Threatening scenes, violent themes and sexual references.

  • The pitch:

    A very sound film.

  • Starring:

    Toby Jones, Tonia Sotiropoulou, Cosimo Fusco, Susanna Cappellaro, Suzy Kendall, Layla Amir, Eugenia Caruso, Chiara D'Anna, Antonio Mancino

  • Directed by:

    Peter Strickland

  • Running time:

    92 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Vegetables get smashed. A woman is forced to listen to a deafening tone. Raised knife, knife attack, people struggle. Satanic etchings (opening credits). Drowning, dead baby animals, woman thrown out window, hair-pulling, molestation, red-hot poker inserted into vagina, human sacrifice, massacre, killing, torture, severed heads mentioned. Screaming, arguing. Blood/gore: Bloodied corpses mentioned. Blood on clothing (theatrical).

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A woman discusses being touched on her breast. Kissing, fondling. Fake orgasm mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (champagne, wine). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE:

    A-words, bastard, slang and actual terms for male and female genitalia and bodily functions, derogatory terms for females. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Vintage horror movies, giallo films, film-making, audio production, sound effects, foley, life imitating art, mental instability, anxiety.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Spiders, dog, cockroaches, cows, power blackouts. Devil, goblin, witches, witchcraft, curses mentioned. Mix of Italian and English languages (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Genius, exceptional, darkly comic, thrilling, memerising, weird, atmospheric, transcendent, claustrophobic. Fantastic period set design. Striking performance from Toby Jones.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    More sensory than dramatic. Slender narrative.

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