R | | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.
Tilda Swinton's performance as 'Dr. Josef Klemperer' is credited under the name 'Lutz Ebersdorf'. There was a long running rumor that Ebersdorf was a real person, though there is a clue in the name tying this alias to Swinton - Eber meaning 'boar' or 'swine', and 'dorf' meaning 'town' in German. Therefore, Swine-town, or 'Swinton'.
Why is everyone so ready to think the worst is over?
When Dr Klemperer is escorted out of the building after the big horror scene, they walk on the Western site of the Berlin Wall, and the other (Eastern) site is all darkness. In reality in 1977, all-night floodlights would have been blazing...
Just before the credits end, Susie reappears and makes a small gesture to the camera.
English, German, French
€421,216 (Italy) (6 January 2018)
$2,474,044 (USA) (16 December 2018)
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