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# fear and terror / Dario Argento / dark glasses at night / horror / Asia Argento / guide dog / suspense / giallo / comeback after years


horror, thriller, mystery, giallo / Italy, France / 2022 / 1h 26m

Argento reappears after dark, wearing dark glasses

Diana is a luxury prostitute whose indispensable attribute is dark glasses that cover almost her entire face. The woman works and lives in Rome. When a brutal killer of call girls starts to terrorize the city, she becomes his next target. Attacked by a psychopath, she survives but loses her sight. She tries to get back to work, but blind, she becomes vulnerable. But she won’t be an easy target for the murderer: supported by therapist Rita and a boy with whom she was bound by fate, she decides to discover the identity of the killer.

“Dark Glasses” is the latest film by Dario Argento, the Italian master of horror movies, who gets back to giallo after a 10-year break from directing. His last film, “Dracula 3D,” was coldly received by viewers and critics in 2012. It’s not surprising that news of Argento’s new film has electrified his fans. Dario Argento, dubbed “Italian Hitchcock,” is a horror movie legend and a creator with nearly 30 productions to his name, many of which have gone down in horror history and are surrounded by an aura of cult works (“Suspiria,” “Deep Red,” “Stendhal Syndrome,” or “Phenomena”). However, his characteristic style is not as visible in “Dark Glasses,” although the music of Arnaud Rebotini resurrects the disturbing electronic sound of films by the Italian horror movies maestro.

Argento’s return is an event in and of itself and can’t be ignored. “Dark Glasses” is a film for faithful fans of the Italian director and hardcore giallo enthusiasts, as well as those who are simply interested in the comeback. Argento wrote the screenplay for “Dark Glasses” together with Franco Ferrini in 2002. The main role is played by Ilenia Pastorelli, known for the superheroic “Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot” from 2015. The role of Rita was performed by Asia Argento, the director’s daughter, who appeared in many of his films.

directed by: Dario Argento
screenplay: Dario Argento and Franco Ferrini
starring: Ilenia Pastorelli, Asia Argento, Andrea Gherpelli, Mario Pirrello
cinematography: Matteo Cocco
cinematography: Ben Chads, Vanessa Whyte
editing: James Taylor
music: Carmen Montanez Callan
language: English
subtitles: Polish
editing: Flora Volpelière
music: Arnaud Rebotini
language: Italian
subtitles: Polish

WORLD PREMIERE: Berlin International Film Festival 2022

Age restriction: 16+