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19 December 2018

SCARLET DIVA

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SCARLET DIVA

SCARLET DIVA

SCARLET DIVA

original title:

SCARLET DIVA

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country:

Italy

year:

2000

film run:

90'

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colour

release date:

26/05/2000

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Anna Battista is a young film star with a difficult past. Her mother and brother died from too much drink and drugs. Anna lives a nomadic life travelling between Rome, Paris, London, Amsterdam and Los Angeles in a continuous whirl of auditions, appearances and awards ceremonies. The truth of the matter is that Anna is lonely and on the edge of oblivion. Love is always only sex for her and all her relationships are drug-driven and very degrading. During a stopover in Paris she meets Kirk (Shepherd) a young Australian musician. True love at last!
Kirk goes on a long tour and Anna discovers that she is pregnant. She decides to keep the baby but cannot break with her world and all its vices. During a continuous flashback Anna relives the death of her brother, her childhood fears and the discovery of her body and sex.
Anna does not want to act anymore - she writes a screenplay for a film. An important American producer fools her into believing that he will put up the money. He lures her to an appointment and tries to rape her - yet another traumatic experience. Anna slips further down the slippery path trying out the newest drugs in a self-destructive "trip". At the end of the film seven months have gone by and she is visibly pregnant. Kirk returns to Paris for a concert and Anna wants to see him again. But more problems and shocking revelations await her and the end is an open conclusion.