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Berberian Sound Studio

(2012)
Not Rated In Theaters 06/14/2013 , 94min.
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90%
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80%
Critic score based on 22 reviews

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September 16, 2012
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?Berberian Sound Studio? is set in 1970?s Rome, Italy. The studio is working on a new film called ?The Equestrian Vortex?. The films director Santini (Antonio Mancino) hires Gilderoy (Toby Jones), an English sound engineer who had previously worked on children?s television programmes and natural history documentaries. Gilderoy assumed the Italian film was about horses, but when he is greeted by

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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Director Peter Strickland brilliantly ratchets up the tension without showing a single frame of the grisly film. Full Review
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
On the surface, Peter Strickland's film is an amusing black comedy that parodies the horror movie's continual status as the cultural black sheep of the cinematic landscape, but the filmmaker is most prominently concerned with painting a sonic portrait of alienation. Full Review
David Hughes
Empire
With a debut film, Katalin Varga, shot entirely in Hungarian, Strickland isn't one for the easy option. This excellent follow-up plunges into equally unusual terrain with similarly pleasing results Full Review
Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
Berberian Sound Studio constructs a perpetually strange, unseemly series of events overshadowed (and sometimes consumed by) the spooky movie-within-a-movie that hangs over every scene. Full Review
Guy Lodge
Variety
Icily disquieting rather than scary, the film is less an exercise in narrative than in tonal mastery. Full Review

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