For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.

Terror at the Opera

Dario Argento Włochy, 1987

Dada Kubin's rating of the film Opera

Opera is most likely Argento’s last masterpiece, the final feat before the tragic fall. It’s a sinister, coherent and controlled exercise in cinema violence. Italian opera gives the cultural background, violent as ever, and the eyes, often victims in Argento’s films, are elevated to a metaphorical level that brings depth to the story and comments on the contradictory nature of watching violence (in cinema and opera).