Sight and Sound - 03/01/2005
"There are many bravura moments here....Asia bring intensity and conviction..."
International star Asia Argento portrays Anna Manni, a beautiful detective in pursuit of a savage serial killer-rapist who has been terrorizing Italy. When his trail leads Anna to Florence's famed Uffizi Museum, the investigation takes a violently psychotic turn. Anna is struck by the bizarre phenomenon known as the Stendhal Syndrome, a psychological reaction to artwork that forces Anna into a mysterious trance. An atmospheric horror film from longtime maestro Argento.
Description by Ryko Distribution:
When 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.
Art / Artists |
Serial Killers |