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.
In an interview with Elle magazine, actress Dakota Johnson revealed the intensity of the shoot had..."fucked [her] up so much that [she] had to go to therapy."
You're making some kind of deal with them.
Susie Bannion: I don't know what you're talking about.
Sara: The matrons.
Susie Bannion: Whatever you have in your head, Sara, nothing is wrong.
Sara: How can you know what they'll ask of you in return?
Susie Bannion: Nothing's wrong.
Sara: You just haven't seen the ...
At the end of the ritual scene, one of the deceased dancers on the left side of the screen clearly has their head showing, but in the next shot it's edited out again.
The film's title is inconspicuously announced at the end of the opening credits, appearing in the mise-en-scène on an overhead sign Susie walks beneath in the U-Bahn station.
English, German, French
€421,216 (Italy) (6 January 2018)
$2,474,044 (USA) (16 December 2018)