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The Lure (2015)

Córki dancingu (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 25 December 2015 (Poland)
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In Warsaw, a pair of mermaid sisters are adopted into a cabaret. While one seeks love with humans the other hungers to dine on the human population of the city.

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Robert Bolesto
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marta Mazurek ... Srebrna
Michalina Olszanska ... Zlota
Kinga Preis ... Wokalistka Krysia
Andrzej Konopka ... Perkusista
Jakub Gierszal ... Mietek
Zygmunt Malanowicz ... Kierownik sali
Magdalena Cielecka ... Boskie Futro
Katarzyna Herman ... Milicjantka
Marcin Kowalczyk ... Tryton / Dedal
Joanna Niemirska Joanna Niemirska ... Nerka
Katarzyna Sawczuk ... Nancy
Roma Gasiorowska ... Rakieta
Grzegorz Stelmaszewski ... Bramkarz
Janina Wronska Janina Wronska ... Barmanka Janka
Krzysztof Chmielewski Krzysztof Chmielewski ... Aparat
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One dark night, at water's edge, a family of musicians encounter aquatic sirens Silver and Golden. After assuring the family that they won't eat them up, the winsome sirens are recruited to join the Figs and Dates band at a neon-lit Warsaw dance club. When Silver becomes romantically entangled with beautiful blonde bassist Mietek, the more cunning Golden, who cannot escape her bloodthirsty nature, worries that her sister's relationship will doom their shared dream of swimming to a new life in America. Written by Anonymous

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Their element is night.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

25 December 2015 (Poland) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,370, 3 February 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$98,818, 28 April 2017
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2.39 : 1
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The mermaid tails were six feet long and weighed over fifty pounds. See more »

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Zlota and Srebrna can be seen disrobing twice during the Bylas Serca Biciem number. See more »

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References Saturday Night Fever (1977) See more »

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Music by Maksymilian Gralewicz, Dominika Domczyk, Dariusz Gradzki, Rafal Biskup, Jaroslaw Smak
Lyrics by Maksymilian Gralewicz, Dominika Domczyk, Dariusz Gradzki, Rafal Biskup, Jaroslaw Smak
Arranged by The Abstinents
Performed by The Abstinents, Michalina Olszanska, Marta Malikowska & Marcin Kowalczyk
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A musical with sirens, cabaret, and a plot-should be awful, but its not!
3 December 2016 | by ElectronWranglerSee all my reviews

One would think that a story of predatory mermaids taking a holiday in a seedy cabaret could only be a disaster, but the filmmakers made it work here. This is a bit of a dark movie. I wish I understood Polish, because the subtitled lyrics of the songs were clunky compared with the fine voices of the leads playing the siren sisters.

Most of the musical numbers and dancing were well-choreographed, but a couple of sequences didn't quite gel. A bit less time is devoted to developing the most critical romance of the movie than it needed, which unfortunately lets a bit of air out of the ending.

The visuals and effects were surprisingly good. The mermaid tails especially were well done, with details such as broken scales and scars adding chilling realism. Be warned that some parts of the movie are a bit gruesome; the critical difference between traditional mermaids and their darker cousins is made clear on several occasions. Younger children probably shouldn't watch.

There are quite a few movies written around mermaids, but this is the first I have seen about sirens. Hollywood, take note-"The Lure" demonstrates that this area has a lot of dramatic potential.

All in all, definitely worth a one-time watch.


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