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.
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We find American Susie Bannion (Dakota Johnson) auditioning for a prestigious international dance school. She's untutored, but has the kind of ferocious commitment to her dance that the strange mistresses who run the all-female school are looking for. In particular, she entrances the precise Madame Blanc (Tilda Swinton), who is both an exacting tutor and elegant den mother. Is Susie finally the ‘one' to dance the mysterious ‘Volk'? At the same time, students are disappearing and it's apparent that some ancient wickedness lurks in the bowels of the school. Swinton and Johnson are incandescent at the heart of a fabulous, almost exclusively female cast. And Thom Yorke contributes an eerily dramatic, disquieting score to the film.
- Director: Luca Guadagnino
- Principal Cast: Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Chloe Grace-Moretz, Mia Goth
- Country: USA, Italy
- Year: 2018
- Running Time: 152 minutes
- Producer: Bradley J. Fischer, Luca Guadagnino, David Kajganich, Francesco Melzi d'Eril
- Screenplay: David Kajganich
- Cinematographers: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
- Language: English
- Rating: R