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.
At the end of the film a woman can be seen walking out of the front garden of Klemperer's former estate holding a book entitled "The Great Mother." The full title of the tome is "The Great Mother: An Analysis of the Archetype" written by Erich Neumann. According to the description, the book "explores the Great Mother as a primordial image of the human psyche." The book also describes how the "feminine" can be depicted as a goddess or a monster. All of these themes are explored in the film, especially towards the end during the ritual.
Dr. Josef Klemperer:
Love and manipulation, they share houses very often. They are frequent bedfellows.
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 opening logos for Amazon Studios and K Period Media are animated sketches that fade into the dull white background for the opening titles.
English, German, French
€421,216 (Italy) (6 January 2018)
$2,474,044 (USA) (16 December 2018)