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Aro Favourite Berberian Sound Studio

 

UK 2012, 92 minutes
Dir. Peter Strickland
In English, Italian with English subtitles
Rating: [M] Violence and sexual references
Genres: Cult, Suspense/Crime, Horror

Topics: Showbiz, Mind-bender.

 

Synopsis: A British sound engineer hired to work on an Italian exploitation movie becomes drawn into his own horror scenario in this surreal suspense film.

Aroview: A masterpiece of implied horror, this is a homage to Italian 'giallo' and horror cinema of 1970's that remarkably measures up to the best films of Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci, without being a gratuitous 'slasher' itself.

Fetishizing the analogue studio equipment of a bygone era (magnetic tapes, projectors, oscilloscopes, etc.), not to mention the acoustic qualities of a variety of crisp and juicy garden vegetables, its visual and sonic elegance is matched by a vivid evocation of one man's entrapment and isolation in a workplace and foreign culture to which he cannot relate. Totally indispensible viewing for fans of cult cinema.

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