The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)

Director
Dario Argento

Main cast
Asia Argento; Thomas Kretschmann; Marco Leonardi; Luigi Diberti; Paolo Bonacelli

Genres
Crime, Horror, Thriller

Description
A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.


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