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Berberian Sound Studio

2012, Horror, 1h 28m

97 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings

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Its reach may exceed its grasp, but with Berberian Sound Studio, director Peter Strickland assembles a suitably twisted, creepy tribute to the Italian Giallo horror movies of the '70s that benefits from a strong central performance by Toby Jones. Read critic reviews

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A sound engineer tortures people to get the sounds he needs for his work in an Italian horror studio.

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  • Dec 19, 2016
    Very clever little giallo about the making of a giallo.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 30, 2016
    I love the way the sound design informs the internal struggles of the main character in such a way it re-contextualizes almost every scene, and the overall dynamic of the story itself. The sound studio setting is also a brilliant way to call out this clash between the very British way of internalizing emotion versus the outward fiery passion of these Italian artists, each dealing with a power struggle, and working toward a similar goal.
    Hayden B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 31, 2015
    An imaginative and expertly-edited psychological thriller/meta exercise that dissolves the barrier between reality and fiction using a fantastic sound design, beautiful scene transitions and a smart cinematography that nicely references the style of the Italian giallos of the '70s.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 13, 2015
    Fabulously designed, shot and performed, this film will be especially pleasing for giallo film fans. The ending is a little too abrupt and abstract for me, but otherwise I loved this unique, economical movie.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer

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