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Dark Glasses
Diana, a young woman who lost her sight, finds a guide in a Chinese boy named Chin. Together they will track down a dangerous killer through the darkness of Italy.
In an almost deserted, summery Rome in the midst of a hypnotic solar eclipse, a mysterious serial killer starts targeting high-end prostitutes. Diana is one of them. In a desperate attempt to escape him, she becomes the victim of a serious car accident that leaves her blind. After a long period of rehabilitation, Diana learns that the only other survivor of the crash is a now-orphaned child of Chinese descent named Chin, and she decides to take care of him. Coming from different cultural backgrounds, the two connect via a special bond that allows them to defend themselves from the serial killer’s thirst for revenge. Dario Argento returns to directing after a ten-year hiatus with a film that mixes the mood of Italian “giallo” pulp fiction in his early work with his legendary touch of horror, albeit this time with a dose of sharp irony thrown into the mix. Occhiali neri is a headlong dash between city and countryside that explores the social conflict between rich neighbourhoods and Rome’s so-called Chinatown. The maestro’s gaze transforms this nightmare into pure geometry, and the class war into the kind of metaphysical architecture reminiscent of Antonioni.
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Dario Argento

The director and screenwriter has been instrumental in shaping the Italian “giallo” thriller genre since he began making films in the 1970s. He rose to international prominence with Deep Red, recognised by many critics as the best giallo of all time. Since the 1990s, his daughter Asia Argento has starred in several of his films, including The Stendhal Syndrome, the first Italian film to use CGI and for which Argento remains the only director to date to receive permission to shoot in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

Directed by
Dario Argento
Written by
Dario Argento, Franco Ferrini
Edited by
Flora Volpelière
Matteo Cocco
Sound by
Claudia Aureli
Music by
Arnaud Rebotini
Ilenia Pastorelli, Asia Argento, Andrea Gherpelli, Mario Pirrello
Original title
Occhiali neri
English title
Dark Glasses
Italy, France
Running time
86 min
Horror movie, Mystery, Thriller
Age rating
Release date
06. 10. 2022
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Media reception

"Only those immune to the puerile charm of attack dogs, eclipses and water snakes will fail to enjoy “Dark Glasses” even a little."
B- "Argento the director stages his follow-up to be a perfectly lurid reply, as if to say: “I’m not gone yet!”"
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