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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.

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Marcin Wrona
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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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.

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Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Poland | Israel

Language:

Polish | English | Yiddish | Russian

Release Date:

9 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dibbuk - Eine Hochzeit in Polen See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,560, 11 September 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$102,971, 30 October 2016
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Telewizja Polska See more »
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2.35 : 1
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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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Quietly Creepy
26 July 2016 | by alisonc-1See all my reviews

Through his best friend in London, Peter (Itay Tiran) meets Zaneta (Agnieszka Zulewska), and soon he travels to her home village in Poland to marry her and settle down in the large, if somewhat isolated, house of her parents. Left there overnight, he does some digging and appears to uncover a skeleton; but the next morning, the hole and the bones are gone, and Peter has spent a rather strange night. Shrugging it all off, Peter and Zaneta marry and a huge party is held at the house; much dancing, speechifying and, especially, drinking of vodka ensues. But Peter isn't feeling quite himself shortly after the party begins, and soon he's acting *very* much out of character…. This is a retelling of the Yiddish tale of the dybbuk, a kind of ghost story, and it's very well done here - the acting is excellent, the atmosphere alternates between wild partying and sheer creepiness, and the horror, while striking, is more of the quiet variety than the blood-splatter type (for which I was grateful). I don't know how available it is in North America - I saw it at Montreal's always-brilliant Fantasia Festival - but it's well worth searching for!


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