|release date||September 25 2007|
|starring||Asia Argento, Thomas Kretschmann, Marco Leonardi|
SynopsisWhen beautiful police detective Anna Manni follows the bloody trail of a sophisticated serial murderer/rapist through the streets of Italy, the young woman falls victim to the bizarre "Stendhal Syndrome" - a hallucinatory phenomenon which causes her to lose her mind and memory in the presence of powerful works of art. Trapped in this twilight realm, Anna plunges deeper and deeper into sexual psychosis, until she comes to know the killer's madness more intimately than she ever imagined.
If horror films are simply manifestations of our worst nightmares brought to life, designed from their conception to force the viewer to face their fears in the relative safety of a crowed movie house, then the men and women who make those films are the dark sandmen of our dreams, delivering surrealistic imagery and haunting chills to ensnare our imagination and sear our souls. If the maestro of this dreamlike symphony is Italian horror director Dario Argento, then THE STENDHAL SYNDROME is a signature aria in his operatic oeuvre of the fantastic. …Read More