The Stendhal Syndrome

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

Member Reviews

May not be up to the standards of his giallos but still an effective and stylish psychological thriller. Asia Argento is brilliant in this. Only issue with this version I found the change of language in the newly added scenes distracting. Would have preferred whole film in Italian or not have these scenes at all as they add nothing to the film.

Demonschainsaw
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18 days ago

I guess I didn't hate it but I really didn't care much about it. I thought it was too long and boring and confusing in places.

vleblanc
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a month ago

Figured out the ending about half way through the movie. Fell asleep watching it and had to finish it the next day - never a good sign that a movie is great.

spector
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a month ago

something of a surreal suspense movie. Wasn't a fan of the protagonist but the aryan psychopath rapist made up for the lead actress' lack of authenticity. I wouldn't watch it again but the style of the film entices me to watch more of Argento's older work

OxKing037
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2 months ago

Well that was depressing, definitely not a “feel good movie”. It’s very dark, disturbing, and nightmarish. This movie will make you sick to your stomach. I do recommend this but I don’t as well. I definitely don’t ever want to watch this again

Mr.Premium
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2 months ago