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Demon -- Newly arrived from England to marry his fiancee Zaneta (Agnieszka Zulewska, Chemo), Peter (Israeli actor Itay Tiran, Lebanon) has been given a gift of her family's ramshackle country house in rural Poland. It's a total fixer upper, and while inspecting the premises on the eve of the wedding, he falls into a pile of human remains. The ceremony proceeds, but strange things begin to happen. During the wild reception, Peter begins to come undone, and a dybbuk, the iconic ancient figure from Jewish folklore, takes a toehold in this present-day celebration-for a very particular reason, as it turns out. The final work by Marcin Wrona, who died just as DEMON was set to premiere in Poland, is part absurdist comedy, part love story-that scares, amuses, and charms in equal measure.


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A bridegroom is possessed by an unquiet spirit in the midst of his own wedding celebration, in this clever take on the Jewish legend of the dybbuk. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Itay Tiran ... Piotr 'Pyton'

Agnieszka Zulewska ... Zaneta

Andrzej Grabowski ... Father of Zaneta

Tomasz Schuchardt ... 'Jasny'

Katarzyna Herman ... Gabryjelska

Adam Woronowicz ... Doctor

Wlodzimierz Press ... Teacher

Tomasz Zietek ... Ronaldo

Cezary Kosinski ... Priest

Katarzyna Gniewkowska ... Zofia

Maja Barelkowska ... Aunt
Anna Smolowik ... Bridesmaid
Maria Debska ... Hana
Piotr Domalewski ... Dance Leader

Filip Plawiak ... Cousine
Ireneusz Koziol ... Uncle
Marek Sawicki ... Uncle

Directed by
Marcin Wrona 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pawel Maslona 
Marcin Wrona 

Produced by
Zuzanna Hencz .... co-executive producer
Olga Szymanska .... executive producer
Marcin Wrona .... producer
Original Music by
Marcin Macuk 
Krzysztof Penderecki 
Cinematography by
Pawel Flis 
Film Editing by
Piotr Kmiecik 
Production Design by
Anna Wunderlich 
Production Management
Zuzanna Hencz .... post-production supervisor
Malgorzata Sandecka .... production manager
Editorial Department
Jakub Sokolowski .... digital intermediate technician
Other crew
Jim Dobson .... publicist
Kaya Kolodziejczyk .... choreographer
Malgorzata Sandecka .... development

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Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity
94 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Canada:14A (British Columbia) | Germany:12 | Singapore:R21 | Taiwan:R-15 | USA:R (certificate #50527)

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Director Marcin Wrona committed suicide in his hotel room on September 19, 2015, during Gdynia Polish Film Festival, where Demon (2015) was shown in competition.See more »


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3 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Dybbukal, 8 December 2016
Author: begob from The Undertow

On the big day for an engaged couple the groom uncovers a grim secret, and the celebrations don't go quite as intended ...

This seemed so intriguing, and I was rubbing my hands as the action kicked off at a lively pace with good humour from the actors. Then we switch to a Polish-Jewish wedding, with great music and dancing and lots of knowing observations. But where's the horror? Instead we get an oblique reflection on the secrets buried in sad soil - it's worth the telling, but doesn't dare to be explicit. I guess the aim was to achieve a haunting atmosphere, but it doesn't really make it - although the fate of the director after the movie was released adds a terrible twist. Is there any such thing as a Jewish horror movie?

Performances are good, but the plot and characterisation are uneven. There's a running joke with characters getting soaked in rain and vodka, and the photography is good. One scene is captured brilliantly, when the couple emerge from the church and get caught in a flurry of snow and umbrellas.

Music is OK, with a joke about Chopin that then fails to switch the music from electronic to piano. Lots of play with several languages and a few puns.

Overall: Spirited but not demonic.

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