La sindrome di Stendhal (The Stendhal Syndrome) (1996)
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Release Date: Jan 26, 1996 Wide
Average Rating: 3.2/5
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The title affliction causes sufferers to react to paintings in extreme and bizarre ways. In the case of police detective Anna Manni, she swoons and feels herself entering hallucinatory versions of the artwork she sees. This Italian psychothriller contains dark elements of horror as Manni tries to capture a murderous serial rapist. The lady detective is first seen walking the art-filled hallways of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. The great paintings have a terrible effect upon her and she ends up
Jan 26, 1996 Wide
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The film should be approached ... less as delirious exploitation and more as a maturing director's next evolution ....
serves as a devastating, nihilistic attack on the failures--and fascinatingly, the successes--of Argento's oeuvre to this point.
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