Art horror or experimental psychological thriller, and very interesting
with a brilliant Toby Jones in the main role.
Quite complex and after watching it you may scratch your head and debate
what really happened in the film ...
Or whatever happened in the film within the film ... or in the film
within the film within the film ?
Gilderoy, a middle-aged englishman (Toby Jones) and
gifted sound technician and effects man arrives to Studio 4
in Italy (probably in the 1970's?) to work on Gian Carlo Santini's latest
horror film production and it's dub sound.
Italian films was dubbed for a long time (and sometimes are still when
making an english audio).
Gilderoy is a very mild mannered man and a real craftsman
regarding sound and sound effects. But, he has never
before worked on a horror film and Santini's films are famous for their
violence and no holds barred nastiness ....
Santini: "Nobody has seen such horror".
And soon the violence and the opressive atmosphere with the unfriendly
way he's treated starts to affect Gilderoy.
Things starts to get confused and he feels more and more disorientated.
What is real or not? Is it a film?
Presented in anamorphic widescreen, 5.1 english audio
with swedish subtitles, DVD region 2
Hailed by critics and a winner of film prizes