Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

Berberian Sound Studio
Director: Peter Strickland
Writer: Peter Strickland
Cast: Toby Jones, Cosimo Fusco, Fatma Mohamed, Antonio Mancino, Tonia Sotiropoulou, Susanna Cappellaro

Gilderoy (Toby Jones) is an English sound technician who has been hired to work on an Italian horror movie. Only that he didn’t know that it was a horror movie, doesn’t speak Italian and the entire company is more than weird. It starts with the apparent impossibility of getting his ticket reimbursed, continues with the eternal rudeness of his boss Francesco (Cosimo Fusco) to the irregular and disruptive appearances of the director Santini (Antonio Mancino). And Gilderoy gets sucked into the movie and this world more and more.

Berberian Sound Studio is an homage to Giallo movies, something I can only parrot here because I never actually saw one. But even when you don’t really have that connection, the film stands pretty well on its own, at least if you like the mindfuckery of Lynch-movies.


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