he fragile psyche of a respected British sound engineer starts to crack when he goes to work on a gruesome Italian horror film. A veteran of nature documentaries, talented engineer Gilderoy (Toby Jones) accepts a job working on boisterous Italian horror auteur Gianfranco Santini's (Antonio Mancino) "The Equestrian Vortex," but finds the gruesome subject matter becoming too much to take as he's barraged with a series of horrifying images. Later, as the sound crew strives to produce Foley effects with real impact, Gilderoy begins to feel as if the nightmares that haunt him in his sleep have managed to invade his waking hours as well.
Fatma Mohamad,Eugenia Caruso,Antonio Mancino,Tonia Sotiropoulo,Toby Jones,Cosimo Fusco
1976: Berberian Sound Studio is one of the cheapest, sleaziest post-production studios in Italy.
Only the most sordid horror films have their sound processed and sharpened in this studio. Gilderoy, a naive and introverted sound engineer from England is hired to orchestrate the sound mix for the latest film by horror maestro, Santini.
Thrown from the innocent world of local documentaries into a foreign environment fueled by exploitation, Gilderoy soon finds himself caught up in a forbidding world of bitter actresses, capricious technicians and confounding bureaucracy.
As both time and realities shift, Gilderoy finds himself lost in an otherworldly spiral of sonic and personal mayhem, and has to confront his own demons in order to stay afloat in an environment ruled by exploitation both on and off screen.