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3.1
313 Ratings

Scarlet Diva

Directed by Asia Argento
Italy, 2000
Drama

Synopsis

A young Italian actress embarks on a self-destructive spree of sex, drugs and other excess while doing some soul searching to find the path for redemption.

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Scarlet Diva Directed by Asia Argento
It’s a demented kitsch mess (although the smeary digital video does match the muddled narrative), but it’s savvy about celebrity and has more guts and energy than much of what will open this year.
September 20, 2002
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Though Scarlet Diva contains flashes of pungent black humor and self-deprecation, it’s hard to know how seriously Argento takes herself, or how much her real life has been inflated for dramatic effect. But part of the film’s sleazy, ramshackle appeal is that these are essentially open questions.
August 12, 2002
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It is, by conventional standards, a fairly terrible movie — crudely shot on digital video, indifferently acted (in three languages) and chaotically written (by Ms. Argento) — but it is also weirdly fascinating, a ready-made Eurotrash cult object. It is also, at times, curiously moving.
August 09, 2002
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