The Stendhal Syndrome
Directed by Dario Argento
A detective suffers strange hallucinations while hunting a serial killer in Dario Argento’s bone-chilling ‘90s masterpiece. Anna (Asia Argento) is on the trail of a psycho when she experiences Stendhal syndrome, a condition that causes people to become overwhelmed by works of art to the point of psychosis. But when the killer kidnaps and rapes her, it begins a process that threatens all who cross Anna’s path. Using CGI to bring Anna’s artistic hallucinations to life, Argento crafts a brutal yet visually stunning thriller that stands on par with his classics. Contains strong language, violence and gore.
A detective suffers strange hallucinations while hunting a serial killer.
Cast: Asia Argento, Thomas Kretschmann, Marco Leonardi
Not one of Argento's best, but still a cool movie. Would have benefited from a shorter runtime, 2 hours was just too long.
I’m glad this film wasn’t with subtitles; I won’t watch those - too disconcerting. Anyway this wasn’t too bad. The acting was pretty fair; camerawork and music score were well done. I didn’t find it too gruesome (bloody), just a little long. The film could have been tightened up. It should have been about 1 1/2 hrs. I thought the psychiatrist was a little slow not to have seen the danger he was in. I mean he was the one treating her; he should have realised she was a sociopathic psycho. All that said, I enjoyed it.
This movie was endlessly amazing.
have always loved this movie