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

Not one of Argento's best, but still a cool movie. Would have benefited from a shorter runtime, 2 hours was just too long.

dssonic
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a month ago

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.

ScaredMac
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2 months ago

This movie was endlessly amazing.

jrichg
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4 months ago

just.. awful

delmonti007
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4 months ago

have always loved this movie

DollPHin77
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5 months ago